Non-redundant indirect trust search algorithm based on a cross-domain trust model in content delivery network

Shi Li, Inshil Doh, Kijoon Chae

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A content delivery network (CDN), as a distributed network architecture, enhances efficient delivery of content. The interconnection of different CDNs (CDNi) further improves efficiency and the experience of end users. As another distributed network with high availability and high performance, a peer-to-peer (P2P) network can provide efficient resource sharing. To combine the advantages of the two networks, we propose a hybrid CDNi-P2P architecture, along with trust management models to achieve more efficient content delivery. In CDNi-P2P architecture, end users can obtain the requested content from the nearest CDN edge server, and can also share these contents with other users in the same domain as a P2P network. After the transactions, users can rate each other based on the reputation evaluation method adopted in the system. For some mobile users, they can move among different domains and share the contents who have with the end users in different system. In general, different systems adopt different reputation evaluation standards. This leads to disparate trust values for mobile users in different systems. Based on the architecture, we propose two trust models to solve this problem: a local trust model and a cross-domain trust model. To evaluate reputation more effectively and accurately, we also propose a search algorithm for the trust model called the non-redundant indirect trust search algorithm (NRIT-SA). Using the proposed trust models, a mobile user can transform his/her local trust into mobile trust in a new domain. We thus avoid disparate trust values for a single user in different domains and improve the availability of the content possessed by mobile users as they move among different domains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology
Subtitle of host publicationOpening Era of Smart Society, ICACT 2017 - Proceeding
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788996865094
StatePublished - 29 Mar 2017
Event19th International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology, ICACT 2017 - Pyeongchang, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 19 Feb 201722 Feb 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, ICACT
ISSN (Print)1738-9445


Conference19th International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology, ICACT 2017
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (2016R1A2B4015899). It is also partially supported by the State Scholarship Fund organized by the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Global IT Research Institute - GiRI.


  • CDNi
  • Cross domain
  • Mobile
  • P2P
  • Reputation evaluation
  • Trust


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