Monitoring the bittorrent monitors: A bird's eye view

Georgos Siganos, Josep M. Pujol, Pablo Rodriguez

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Abstract

Detecting clients with deviant behavior in the Bittorrent network is a challenging task that has not received the deserved attention. Typically, this question is seen as not 'politically' correct, since it is associated with the controversial issue of detecting agencies that monitor Bittorrent for copyright infringement. However, deviant behavior detection and its associated blacklists might prove crucial for the well being of Bittorrent as there are other deviant entities in Bittorrent besides monitors. Our goal is to provide some initial heuristics that can be used to automatically detect deviant clients. We analyze for 45 days the top 600 torrents of Pirate Bay. We show that the empirical observation of Bittorrent clients can be used to detect deviant behavior, and consequently, it is possible to automatically build dynamic blacklists.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages175-184
Number of pages10
Volume5448
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Passive and Active Network Measurement, PAM 2009 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 1 Apr 20093 Apr 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5448
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other10th International Conference on Passive and Active Network Measurement, PAM 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period1/4/093/4/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Siganos, G., Pujol, J. M., & Rodriguez, P. (2009). Monitoring the bittorrent monitors: A bird's eye view. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 5448, pp. 175-184). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5448). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00975-4_18