Extinction probability in peer-to-peer file diffusion
S Hautphenne, K Leibnitz, MA Remiche
ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review | Published : 2006
Recent measurement studies  have shown that peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing applications are the major traffic source in the Internet. P2P applications, such as eDonkey, Kazaa, or BitTorrent, form overlay networks on the application layer and offer its peers to download and share their files with other peers in a highly distributed way. As a consequence, peers act simultaneously as both clients and servers. For a comprehensive survey of P2P technology, we refer to .