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GnuMap Project
Author(s):
Gregory Bray
Institution:
(unknown)
Year:
(unknown)
URL:
http://home.comcast.net/~gregory.bray/
Project Description:
Looking for a new way to surf the Gnutella network - a P2P community sharing network (http://www.gnutella.com) - Gregory Bray decided to use a web spider, as a means of collecting information from each node, in order to create a map of the network and gather statistics without changing the Gnutella protocol. After the web spider downloads all the information it can find, a simple parser creates the statistics and outputs the data file in a graph using aiSee Graph Layout Software (http://www.aisee.com).

As the author explains: "So far the largest data set I have collected was about 80,000 nodes in half an hour (...) way more than the 10 or 20 thousand that the common user can see".

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