IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Online ISSN : 1745-1361
Print ISSN : 0916-8532
Special Section on Trust, Security and Privacy for Pervasive Applications
A Trust Management Model Based on Bi-evaluation in P2P Networks
Jingyu FENGYuqing ZHANGHong WANG
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2010 Volume E93.D Issue 3 Pages 466-472


The security of P2P networks depends on building trust management among peers. However, current trust management models focus on preventing untrustworthy resources from spreading by malicious providers, but have few effects on reducing denial-of-service attacks of malicious consumers and free riding of selfish peers. Pointing to these problems, a bi-evaluation*** trust management model, called BiTrust, is proposed. In this model, the trustworthiness of a peer is divided into service and request trustworthiness. Service trustworthiness shows the resources reliability of providers, and request trustworthiness is used to deal with requests from consumers, which can keep away malicious consumers and encourage selfish peers to share resources. A generic method for evaluating service and request trustworthiness is described. Furthermore, the implementation strategies of the model are also depicted in this paper. The following analysis and simulation show that BiTrust is more effective on enhancing high-quality resources sharing among peers and more advanced in successful exchanges rate.

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