Keywords : Trust and Reputation
AL-Rafidain Journal of Computer Sciences and Mathematics,
2012, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 151-165
Trust concept is an important requirement for sustained interactions between peers, and to deal with malicious peers in P2P file sharing systems. Traditional security mechanisms and services are unable to protect against malicious behaviors, therefore trust and reputation management is considered an appropriate solution that can provide a protection against such threat. In this paper, we focused on the advantage of some existing trust models to formulate a new model that solves problems raised in the previous models. We also considered the partially decentralized (PD) peer-2-peer (P2P) architecture to execute the proposed model. Finally, we construct a C# based simulator to test proposed model on the partially decentralized P2P file sharing network. Simulation results show that the model is able to identify malicious peers effectively and isolate them from the system (sharing files), hence reducing the amount of inauthentic uploads and increasing peers’ satisfaction.