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A generic approach to dependability in overlay networks

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Publication date2005
Host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systsems 2005: OTM 2005 Workshops, Proceedings
EditorsRobert Meersman, Zahir Tari, Pilar Herrero
Place of publicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages18-19
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)3-540-29739-1
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceOTM Confederated International Conference and Workshop
CityAgia Napa
Period31/10/054/11/05

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume3762
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceOTM Confederated International Conference and Workshop
CityAgia Napa
Period31/10/054/11/05

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.