• Bootstrapping in Gnutella: A Preliminary Measurement Study 

      Karbhari, Pradnya; Ammar, Mostafa H. (Mostafa Hamed); Dhamdhere, Amogh Dhananjay; Raj, Himanshu; Riley, George F.; Zegura, Ellen W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      To join an unstructured peer-to-peer network like Gnutella, peers have to execute a bootstrapping function in which they discover other on-line peers and connect to them. Until this bootstrapping step is complete, a ...