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A generic approach to dependability in overlay networks

Porter, B and Coulson, G (2005) A generic approach to dependability in overlay networks. In: On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systsems 2005: OTM 2005 Workshops, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 18-19. ISBN 3-540-29739-1

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Abstract

Overlay networks are virtual communication structures that are logically “laid over” underlying hosting networks such as the Internet. They are implemented by deploying application-level topology maintenance and routing functionality at strategic places in the hosting network [1,2]. In terms of dependability, most overlays offer proprietary “self-repair” functionality to recover from situations in which their nodes crash or are unexpectedly deleted. This functionality is typically orthogonal to the purpose of the overlay, and a systematic and complete approach to dependability is rarely taken because it is not the focus of the work. We therefore propose to offer dependability as a service to any overlay.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 52555
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2012 14:13
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:51
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52555

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