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demonstrates that just by caching of the 150 most popular torrents it is possible to save up to 20% of the BitTorrent traffic. This means that a Proxy/Cache with only approximately 500 GB of storage can save up to 8% of the ISP's downlink.

demonstrates that just by caching of the 150 most popular torrents it is possible to save up to 20% of the BitTorrent traffic. This means that a Proxy/Cache with only approximately 500 GB of storage can save up to 8% of the ISP's downlink.

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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) currently represents the single largest portion of Internet's traffic. It is well known that the redundancy rate in P2P networks is very high; in fact redundancy is the main concept behind P2P. Th is paper will show how much traffic P2P generates and how much of it is redundant. The popularity distribution in P2P networks will be...