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1 p2p, Fall 06 1 Topics in Database Systems: Data Management in Peer-to-Peer Systems Search in Unstructured P2p

2 p2p, Fall 06 2 Topics in Database Systems: Data Management in Peer-to-Peer Systems D. Tsoumakos and N. Roussopoulos, “A Comparison of Peer-to- Peer Search Methods”, WebDB03

3 p2p, Fall 06 3 Overview  Centralized Constantly-updated directory hosted at central locations (do not scale well, updates, single points of failure)  Decentralized but structured The overlay topology is highly controlled and files (or metadata/index) are not placed at random nodes but at specified locations Decentralized and Unstructured peers connect in an ad-hoc fashion the location of document/metadata is not controlled by the system  No guarantee for the success of a search  No bounds on search time  No maintenance cost  Any kind of query (not just single key or range queries)

4 p2p, Fall 06 4 Flooding on Overlays xyz.mp3 ? xyz.mp3

5 p2p, Fall 06 5 Flooding on Overlays xyz.mp3 ? xyz.mp3 Flooding

6 p2p, Fall 06 6 Flooding on Overlays xyz.mp3 ? xyz.mp3 Flooding

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8 p2p, Fall 06 8 Search in Unstructured P2P Must find a way to stop the search: Time-to-Leave (TTL) Exponential Number of Messages Cycles (?) Note: cycles can be detected but not avoided

9 p2p, Fall 06 9 Search in Unstructured P2P BFS vs DFS BFS better response time, larger number of nodes (message overhead per node and overall) Note: search in BFS continues (if TTL is not reached), even if the object has been located on a different path Recursive vs Iterative During search, whether the node issuing the query directly contacts others, or recursively. Does the result follows the same path?

10 p2p, Fall 06 10 retrieve (K 1 ) K V Iterative vs. Recursive Routing Iterative: Originator requests IP address of each hop Message transport is actually done via direct IP Recursive: Message transferred hop-by-hop

11 p2p, Fall 06 11 Search in Unstructured P2P Two general types of search in unstructured p2p: Blind: try to propagate the query to a sufficient number of nodes (example Gnutella) Informed: utilize information about document locations (example Routing Indexes) Informed search increases the cost of join for an improved search cost

12 p2p, Fall 06 12 Blind Search Methods Gnutella: Use flooding (BFS) to contact all accessible nodes within the TTL value Huge overhead to a large number of peers + Overall network traffic Hard to find unpopular items Up to 60% bandwidth consumption of the total Internet traffic

13 p2p, Fall 06 13 Free-riding on Gnutella [Adar00] 24 hour sampling period: –70% of Gnutella users share no files –50% of all responses are returned by top 1% of sharing hosts A social problem not a technical one Problems: –Degradation of system performance: collapse? –Increase of system vulnerability –“Centralized” (“backbone”) Gnutella  copyright issues? Verified hypotheses: –H1: A significant portion of Gnutella peers are free riders –H2: Free riders are distributed evenly across domains –H3: Often hosts share files nobody is interested in (are not downloaded)

14 p2p, Fall 06 14 Free-riding Statistics - 1 [Adar00] H1: Most Gnutella users are free riders Of 33,335 hosts: –22,084 (66%) of the peers share no files –24,347 (73%) share ten or less files –Top 1 percent (333) hosts share 37% (1,142,645) of total files shared –Top 5 percent (1,667) hosts share 70% (1,142,645) of total files shared –Top 10 percent (3,334) hosts share 87% (2,692,082) of total files shared

15 p2p, Fall 06 15 Free-riding Statistics - 2 [Adar00] H3: Many servents share files nobody downloads Of 11,585 sharing hosts: –Top 1% of sites provide nearly 47% of all answers –Top 25% of sites provide 98% of all answers –7,349 (63%) never provide a query response

16 p2p, Fall 06 16 Free Riders File sharing studies –Lots of people download –Few people serve files Is this bad? –If there’s no incentive to serve, why do people do so? –What if there are strong disincentives to being a major server?

17 p2p, Fall 06 17 Simple Solution: Thresholds Many programs allow a threshold to be set –Don’t upload a file to a peer unless it shares > k files Problems: –What’s k? –How to ensure the shared files are interesting?

18 p2p, Fall 06 18 Categories of Queries [Sripanidkulchai01] Categorized top 20 queries

19 p2p, Fall 06 19 Popularity of Queries [Sripanidkulchai01] Very popular documents are approximately equally popular Less popular documents follow a Zipf-like distribution (i.e., the probability of seeing a query for the i th most popular query is proportional to 1/(i alpha )) Access frequency of web documents also follows Zipf-like distributions  caching might also work for Gnutella

20 p2p, Fall 06 20 Caching in Gnutella [Sripanidkulchai01] Average bandwidth consumption in tests: 3.5Mbps Best case: trace 2 (73% hit rate = 3.7 times traffic reduction)

21 p2p, Fall 06 21 Topology of Gnutella [Jovanovic01] Power-law properties verified (“find everything close by”) Backbone + outskirts Power-Law Random Graph (PLRG): The node degrees follow a power law distribution: if one ranks all nodes from the most connected to the least connected, then the i’th most connected node has ω/i a neighbors, where w is a constant.

22 p2p, Fall 06 22 Gnutella Backbone [Jovanovic01]

23 p2p, Fall 06 23 Why does it work? It’s a small World! [Hong01] Milgram: 42 out of 160 letters from Oregon to Boston (~ 6 hops) Watts: between order and randomness –short-distance clustering + long-distance shortcuts Regular graph: n nodes, k nearest neighbors  path length ~ n/2k 4096/16 = 256 Random graph: path length ~ log (n)/log(k) ~ 4 Rewired graph (1% of nodes): path length ~ random graph clustering ~ regular graph

24 p2p, Fall 06 24 Links in the small World [Hong01] “Scale-free” link distribution –Scale-free: independent of the total number of nodes –Characteristic for small-world networks –The proportion of nodes having a given number of links n is: P(n) = 1 /n k –Most nodes have only a few connections –Some have a lot of links: important for binding disparate regions together

25 p2p, Fall 06 25 Freenet: Links in the small World [Hong01] P(n) ~ 1/n 1.5

26 p2p, Fall 06 26 Gnutella: “New” Measurements [1] Stefan Saroiu, P. Krishna Gummadi, Steven D. Gribble: A Measurement Study of Peer-to-Peer File Sharing SystemsA Measurement Study of Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Systems, Proceedings of Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN) 2002, San Jose, CA, USA, January 2002. [2] M. Ripeanu, I. Foster, and A. Iamnitchi. Mapping the gnutella network: Properties of large-scale peer-to-peer systems and implications for system designMapping the gnutella network: Properties of large-scale peer-to-peer systems and implications for system design. IEEE Internet Computing Journal, 6(1), 2002 [3] Evangelos P. Markatos, Tracing a large-scale Peer to Peer System: an hour in the life of GnutellaTracing a large-scale Peer to Peer System: an hour in the life of Gnutella, 2nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, 2002. [4] Y. HawatheAWATHE, S. Ratnasamy, L. Breslau, and S. Shenker. Making Gnutella-like P2P Systems ScalableMaking Gnutella-like P2P Systems Scalable. In Proc. ACM SIGCOMM (Aug. 2003). [5] Qin Lv, Pei Cao, Edith Cohen, Kai Li, Scott Shenker: Search and replication in unstructured peer-to-peer networks. ICS 2002: 84-95 ICS 2002

27 p2p, Fall 06 27 Gnutella: Bandwidth Barriers Clip2 measured Gnutella over 1 month: –typical query is 560 bits long (including TCP/IP headers) –25% of the traffic are queries, 50% pings, 25% other –on average each peer seems to have 3 other peers actively connected Clip2 found a scalability barrier with substantial performance degradation if queries/sec > 10: 10 queries/sec * 560 bits/query * 4 (to account for the other 3 quarters of message traffic) * 3 simultaneous connections 67,200 bps  10 queries/sec maximum in the presence of many dialup users  won’t improve (more bandwidth - larger files)

28 p2p, Fall 06 28 Gnutella: Summary Completely decentralized Hit rates are high High fault tolerance Adopts well and dynamically to changing peer populations Protocol causes high network traffic (e.g., 3.5Mbps). For example: –4 connections C / peer, TTL = 7 –1 ping packet can cause packets No estimates on the duration of queries can be given No probability for successful queries can be given Topology is unknown  algorithms cannot exploit it Free riding is a problem Reputation of peers is not addressed Simple, robust, and scalable (at the moment)

29 p2p, Fall 06 29 Lessons and Limitations Client-Server performs well –But not always feasible Ideal performance is often not the key issue! Things that flood-based systems do well –Organic scaling –Decentralization of visibility and liability –Finding popular stuff (e.g., caching) –Fancy local queries Things that flood-based systems do poorly –Finding unpopular stuff [Loo, et al VLDB 04] –Fancy distributed queries –Vulnerabilities: data poisoning, tracking, etc. –Guarantees about anything (answer quality, privacy, etc.)

30 p2p, Fall 06 30 Comparison     

31 p2p, Fall 06 31 Comparison         

32 p2p, Fall 06 32 Security & Privacy Issues: –Anonymity –Reputation –Accountability –Information Preservation –Information Quality –Trust –Denial of service attacks

33 p2p, Fall 06 33 Authenticity title: origin of species author: charles darwin date: 1859 body: In an island far, far away...... ?

34 p2p, Fall 06 34 More than Just File Integrity title: origin of species author: charles darwin date: 1859 body: In an island far, far away... checksum ? 00

35 p2p, Fall 06 35 More than Fetching One File T=origin Y=1800 A=darwin T=origin Y=1859 A=darwin T=origin Y=1859 A=darwin T=origin Y=? A=darwin B=? T=origin Y=1859 A=darwin B=abcd

36 p2p, Fall 06 36 Solutions Authenticity Function A(doc): T or F – at expert sites, at all sites? – can use signature expert sig(doc) user Voting Based – authentic is what majority says Time Based –e.g., oldest version (available) is authentic

37 p2p, Fall 06 37 Issues Trust computations in dynamic system Overloading good nodes Bad nodes can provide good content sometimes Bad nodes can build up reputation Bad nodes can form collectives...

38 p2p, Fall 06 38 Back to searching

39 p2p, Fall 06 39 Blind Search Methods Iterative Deepening: Start BFS with a small TTL and repeat the BFS at increasing depths if the first BFS fails Works well when there is some stop condition and a “small” flood will satisfy the query Else even bigger loads than standard flooding (more later …) Modified-BFS: Choose only a ratio of the neighbors (some random subset)

40 p2p, Fall 06 40 Blind Search Methods Random Walks: The node that poses the query sends out k query messages to an equal number of randomly chosen neighbors Each step follows each own path at each step randomly choosing one neighbor to forward it Each path – a walker Two methods to terminate each walker:  TTL-based or  checking method (the walkers periodically check with the query source if the stop condition has been met) It reduces the number of messages to k x TTL in the worst case Some kind of local load-balancing

41 p2p, Fall 06 41 Blind Search Methods Random Walks: In addition, the protocol bias its walks towards high-degree nodes (choose the highest degree neighbor)

42 p2p, Fall 06 42 Blind Search Methods Using Super-nodes: Super (or ultra) peers are connected to each other Each super-peer is also connected with a number of leaf nodes Routing among the super-peers The super-peers then contact their leaf nodes

43 p2p, Fall 06 43 Blind Search Methods Using Super-nodes: Gnutella2 When a super-peer (or hub) receives a query from a leaf, it forwards it to its relevant leaves and to neighboring super-peers The hubs process the query locally and forward it to their relevant leaves Neighboring super-peers regularly exchange local repository tables to filter out traffic between them

44 p2p, Fall 06 44 Blind Search Methods Ultrapeers can be installed (KaZaA) or self-promoted (Gnutella) Interconnection between the superpeers

45 p2p, Fall 06 45 Informed Search Methods Local Index Each node indexes all files stored at all nodes within a certain radius r and can answer queries on behalf of them Search process at steps of r, hop distance between two consecutive searches 2r+1 Increased cost for join/leave Flood inside each r with TTL = r, when join/leave the network

46 p2p, Fall 06 46 ? query... Informed Search Methods Intelligent BFS Nodes store simple statistics on its neighbors: (query, NeigborID) tuples for recently answered requests from or through their neighbors so they can rank them For each query, a node finds similar ones and selects a direction How?

47 p2p, Fall 06 47 Heuristics for Selecting Direction >RES: Returned most results for previous queries MSG: Forwarded the largest number of messages (all types), suggests that the neighbor is stable DEG: Highest degree ? query... Informed Search Methods Intelligent or Directed BFS

48 p2p, Fall 06 48 Informed Search Methods Intelligent or Directed BFS No negative feedback Depends on the assumption that nodes specialize in certain documents

49 p2p, Fall 06 49 Informed Search Methods APS Again, each node keeps a local index with one entry for each object it has requested per neighbor – this reflects the relative probability of the node to be chosen to forward the query k independent walkers and probabilistic forwarding Each node forwards the query to one of its neighbor based on the local index (for each object, choose a neighbor using the stored probability) If a walker, succeeds the probability is increased, else is decreased – Take the reverse path to the requestor and update the probability, after a walker miss (optimistic update) or after a hit (pessimistic update)


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