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The pace of research on peer-to-peer (P2P) networking in the last five years warrants a critical survey. P2P has the makings of a disruptive technology-it can aggregate enormous storage and processing resources while minimizing entry and scaling costs. Failures are common amongst massive numbers of distributed peers, though the impact of individual failures(More)
A location service is the part of a naming architecture that maps identifiers to network addresses. Ideally, the identifiers are globally unique, persistent and semantic-free. It has been acknowledged that Distributed Hash Tables (DHTs) enable, for the first time, the use of semantic-free identifiers in massive, global networks. We argue that hierarchy is(More)
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