Fall 2001 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Accountability and Resource Management in Higher Ed P2P

Time 10/05/01 10:35AM-11:00AM

Session Abstract

Napster gave us both a "cornucopia" and a "tragedy" of the commons. Individuals linked by the Napster service shared files on a scale never before seen, creating a "cornucopia." Networks hosting Napster users were overwhelmed by this traffic, creating a "tragedy." How can we maximize cornucopia and minimize tragedy in future P2P systems? The talk will discuss methods of "resource management" to mitigate tragedy of the commons, including micropayments and the use of reputations to provide accountability. Applications and concerns specific to networks in higher education will be addressed. The talk closes with a brief view of "things to watch."


Speaker David Molnar ShieldIP