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P2P Techniques for Decentralized Applications by Manal El-Dick, Reza Akbarinia, Esther Pacitti

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CHAPTER 2

Content Distribution in P2P Systems

2.1 INTRODUCTION

Given the explosive growth of the Internet, web-servers suffer congestion and bottleneck, which substantially decreases their quality of service [Wang, 1999]. In other terms, the web-server can easily get overwhelmed by the traffic due to a sudden spike in its content popularity. As a result, the website becomes temporarily unavailable or its clients experience long download times, which leaves them in frustration. That is why the World Wide Web is often called World Wide Wait [Mohan, 2001].

In order to improve the Internet service quality, a new technology has emerged that efficiently delivers the web content to large audiences. It is called Content Distribution Network or Content ...

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