Atomic Broadcast: From Simple Message Diffusion to Byzantine Agreement

@article{Cristian1995AtomicBF,
  title={Atomic Broadcast: From Simple Message Diffusion to Byzantine Agreement},
  author={Flaviu Cristian and Houtan Aghili and H. Raymond Strong and Danny Dolev},
  journal={Inf. Comput.},
  year={1995},
  volume={118},
  pages={158-179}
}
In distributed systems subject to random communication delays and component failures, atomic broadcast can be used to implement the abstraction of synchronous replicated storage, a distributed storage that displays the same contents at every correct processor as of any clock time. This paper presents a pedagogical derivation of a family of atomic broadcast protocols that are tolerant of increasingly general failure classes : omission failures, timing failures, and authentication-detectable… CONTINUE READING
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