USENIX Technical Program - Abstract - USENIX Annual
Conference, Freenix Session - June 2000
Permanent Web Publishing
David S. H. Rosenthal, Sun Microsystems Laboratories; Vicky Reich,
Stanford University Libraries
LOCKSS (Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) is a prototype of a system to
preserve access to scientific journals published on the Web. It is a
majority-voting fault-tolerant system that, unlike normal systems, has
far more replicas than would be required just to survive the anticipated
failures. We are exploring techniques that exploit the surplus of
replicas to permit a much looser form of coordination between them than
conventional fault-tolerant technology would require.
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