The Impact of Routing Attacks on Pastry-Based P2P Online Social Networks

  • Felix A. Eichert
  • Markus Monhof
  • Kalman Graffi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8805)

Abstract

Peer-to-Peer (p2p) networks are common in several areas by now. Besides the well-known file sharing platforms, p2p overlays also emerge as a basis for decentralized social networks. In these, the overlay is used as robust storage for several kinds of social information. With gaining relevance, attackers might have an interest in tampering the functionality of the overlay. In this paper we investigate the routing attacks on the distributed hash table Pastry that we use as basis in our p2p social network LifeSocial. We determine through simulations the impact of routing attacks on the performance of the overlay.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felix A. Eichert
    • 1
  • Markus Monhof
    • 1
  • Kalman Graffi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PaderbornGermany
  2. 2.Technology of Social NetworksHeinrich Heine University DüsseldorfGermany

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