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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Popular P2P file-sharing systems like Gnutella and Kazaa use unstructured network designs. These networks typically adopt flooding-based search techniques to locate files. While flooding-based techniques are effective for locating highly replicated items, they are poorly suited for locating rare items. As an alternative, a wide variety of structured P2P networks such as distributed hash tables (DHTs) have been recently proposed. Structured networks can efficiently locate rare items, but theydoi:10.1007/978-3-540-30183-7_14 fatcat:dauuehuy3jexfgjl3v7accgdgu