Second Workshop on Real, Large Distributed SystemsPreliminary Abstract
Pp. 5560 of the Proceedings
Non-Transitive Connectivity and DHTs
Michael J. Freedman, New York University; Karthik Lakshminarayanan, Sean Rhea, and Ion Stoica, University of California, Berkeley
In this paper, we categorize the ways in which Bamboo,
Chord, and Kademlia break down under non-transitivity,
and we enumerate the ways we modified them to cope
with these shortcomings. We also discuss applicationlevel
solutions to the problem. Many of these failure
modes and fixes were quite painful for us to discover, and
we hope thatat least in the short termthis work will
save others the effort. In the longer term, we hope that
by focusing attention on the problem, we will encourage
future DHT designers to tackle non-transitivity head-on.
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