Peer-to-peer (P2P) applications have seen an enormous success, and recently introduced P2P services have reached tens of millions of users. A feature that significantly contributes to the success of many P2P applications is user anonymity. However, anonymity opens the door to possible misuses and abuses, exploiting the P2P network as a way to spread tampered with resources, including Trojan Horses, viruses, and spam. To address this problem we propose a self-regulating system where the P2P network is used to implement a robust reputation mechanism. Reputation sharing is realized through a distributed polling algorithm by which resource requestors can assess the reliability of a resource offered by a participant before initiating the download. This way, spreading of malicious contents will be reduced and eventually blocked. Our approach can be straightforwardly piggybacked on existing P2P protocols and requires modest modifications to current implementations.
A reputation-based approach for choosing reliable resources in peer-to-peer networks / E. Damiani, S. De Capitani di Vimercati, S. Paraboschi, P. Samarati, F. Violante - In: CCS 2002 : proceedings of the 9. ACM conference on computer and communications security : Washington, DC, USA, november 18-22, 2002 / [a cura di] V. Atluri. - New York : Association for computing machinery, 2002. - ISBN 1581136129. - pp. 207-216 (( Intervento presentato al 9. convegno ACM conference on computer and communications security tenutosi a Washington nel 2002.
|Titolo:||A reputation-based approach for choosing reliable resources in peer-to-peer networks|
DAMIANI, ERNESTO (Primo)
DE CAPITANI DI VIMERCATI, SABRINA (Secondo)
SAMARATI, PIERANGELA (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Peer-to-peer network; Polling protocol; Reputation-based systems|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore INF/01 - Informatica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||ACM|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/586110.586138|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|