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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network Security: Firewall Issues

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network Security: Firewall Issues
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Author(s): Lu Yan (University College London, UK)
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 9
Source title: Handbook of Research on Wireless Security
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Yan Zhang (Simula Research Laboratory, Norway), Jun Zheng (City University of New York, USA) and Miao Ma (National Institute of Information & Communications Tech, Singapore)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-899-4.ch007

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Abstract

A lot of networks today are behind firewalls. In peer-to-peer (P2P) networking, firewall-protected peers may have to communicate with peers outside the firewall. This chapter shows how to design P2P systems to work with different kinds of firewalls within the object-oriented action systems framework by combining formal and informal methods. We present our approach via a case study of extending a Gnutella-like P2P system (Yan & Sere, 2003) to provide connectivity through firewalls.

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