A Trust Management Model Based on Bi-evaluation in P2P Networks

Jingyu FENG  Yuqing ZHANG  Hong WANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E93-D    No.3    pp.466-472
Publication Date: 2010/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E93.D.466
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Trust, Security and Privacy for Pervasive Applications)
P2P,  file-sharing,  trust,  bidirectional,  

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The security of P2P networks depends on building trust management among peers. However, current trust management models focus on preventing untrustworthy resources from spreading by malicious providers, but have few effects on reducing denial-of-service attacks of malicious consumers and free riding of selfish peers. Pointing to these problems, a bi-evaluation trust management model, called BiTrust, is proposed. In this model, the trustworthiness of a peer is divided into service and request trustworthiness. Service trustworthiness shows the resources reliability of providers, and request trustworthiness is used to deal with requests from consumers, which can keep away malicious consumers and encourage selfish peers to share resources. A generic method for evaluating service and request trustworthiness is described. Furthermore, the implementation strategies of the model are also depicted in this paper. The following analysis and simulation show that BiTrust is more effective on enhancing high-quality resources sharing among peers and more advanced in successful exchanges rate.

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