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Intelligent dependability services for overlay networks

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Publication date2006
Host publicationDistributed Applications and Interoperable Systems
EditorsFrank Eliassen, Alberto Montresor
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages199-212
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)3540351264, 9783540351269
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems
CityBologna
Period14/06/0616/06/06

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume4025
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems
CityBologna
Period14/06/0616/06/06

Abstract

Application-level overlays have emerged as a useful means of offering network services that axe not supported by the underlying physical network. Most overlays employ proprietary dependability mechanisms to render them more resilient to node failure, but the use of proprietary approaches leads to duplication of effort during development and adds design complexity. In this paper we propose generic dependability services which simplify the design of overlays. Our services are fully decentralized and are configurable to take advantage of current network conditions, which can enable us to make better repairs following failures.