Characterizing the File Hosting Service Ecosystem: A View from the Edge

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Mahanti, Aniket; Williamson, Carey; Carlsson, Niklas; Arlitt, Martin; Mahanti, Anirban


2011-10-18


Conference Material


IFIP PERFORMANCE 2011 (29th International Symposium on Computer Performance, Modeling, Measurements and Evaluation)


Amsterdam, The Netherlands


22 pages (draft)


We present a comprehensive, longitudinal characterization study of the File Hosting Service (FHS) ecosystem using HTTP traces collected from a large campus network over a one year period. We analyze in detail the top five services in terms of traffic volume, namely RapidShare, Megaupload, zSHARE, MediaFire, and Hotfile. We perform detailed multi-level analysis of the usage behaviour, infrastructure properties, content characteristics, and user-perceived performance of FHS. To capture the dynamics of the FHS ecosystem, we carefully devised methods to identify user clickstreams in the HTTP traces, including the identification of free and premium FHS user instances, as well as the identification of content that is split into multiple pieces and downloaded using multiple transactions. Throughout this characterization, we compare and contrast these FHS with each other as well as with P2P file sharing and other media sharing services


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NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in IFIP Performance 2011. The final version will appear in a special issue of the Performance Evaluation journal (Elsevier). Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication.


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Mahanti, Aniket; Williamson, Carey; Carlsson, Niklas; Arlitt, Martin; Mahanti, Anirban. Characterizing the File Hosting Service Ecosystem: A View from the Edge.[Conference Material]. 2011-10-18. <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/102.100.100/102677?index=1" target="_blank">http://hdl.handle.net/102.100.100/102677?index=1</a>



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