On the Nonexistence of Resilient Consensus Protocols

@article{Taubenfeld1991OnTN,
  title={On the Nonexistence of Resilient Consensus Protocols},
  author={Gadi Taubenfeld},
  journal={Inf. Process. Lett.},
  year={1991},
  volume={37},
  pages={285-289}
}
In [3], Fischer, Lynch and Paterson proved that in asynchronous message passing systems there cannot exist a consensus protocol that tolerates even a single undetectable crash failure. Their proof of this fundamental result relies on operational details such as sending and receiving messages, etc. Chandy and Misra [1] have taken an axiomatic non-operational approach to the consensus problem. Their idea is to define asynchronous systems and consensus protocols by a set of axioms, making no… CONTINUE READING

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