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This paper describes Transis, a communication sub-system for high availability. Transis is a transport layer package that supports a variety of reliable multicast message passing services between processors. It provides highly tuned multicast and control services for scalable systems with arbitrary topology. The communication domain comprises of a set of(More)
Fault-tolerant distributed systems are becoming more important, but in existing systems, maintaining the consistency of replicated data is quite expensive. The Totem single-ring protocol supports consistent concurrent operations by placing a total order on broadcast messages. This total order is derived from the sequence number in a token that circulates(More)
We formulate a model of extended virtual synchrony that deenes a group communication transport service for multicast and broadcast communication in a distributed system. The model extends the virtual synchrony model of the Isis system to support continued operation in all components of a partitioned network. The signiicance of extended virtual synchrony is(More)
Group communication systems are proven tools upon which to build fault-tolerant systems. As the demands for fault-tolerance increase and more applications require reliable distributed computing over wide area networks, wide area group communication systems are becoming very useful. However, building a wide area group communication system is a challenge.(More)
This paper presents the architecture and protocols of SMesh, a completely transparent wireless mesh system that offers seamless, fast handoff, supporting VoIP and other real-time application traffic for any unmodified 802.11 device. In SMesh, the entire mesh network is seen by the mobile clients as a single, omnipresent access point.Fast handoff is achieved(More)
Many protocols exist to support the maintenance of consistency of data in fault-tolerant distributed systems ; these protocols are quite expensive and thus have not been widely adopted. The Totem protocol supports consistent concurrent operations by placing a total order on broadcast messages. This total order is achieved by including a sequence number in a(More)
Group key agreement is a fundamental building block for secure peer group communication systems. Several group key management techniques were proposed in the last decade, all assuming the existence of an underlying group communication infrastructure to provide reliable and ordered message delivery as well as group membership information. Despite analysis,(More)
Building a wide area group communication system is a challenge. This paper presents the design and protocols of the Spread wide area group communication system. Spread integrates two low-level protocols: one for local area networks called Ring, and one for the wide area network connecting them, called Hop. Spread decouples the dissemination and local(More)
Existing Byzantine-resilient replication protocols satisfy two standard correctness criteria, safety and liveness, in the presence of Byzantine faults. In practice, however, faulty processors can, in some protocols, significantly degrade performance by causing the system to make progress at an extremely slow rate. While ldquocorrectrdquo in the traditional(More)