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Ephemeral State Assisted Discovery of Peer-to-Peer Networks

S. Martin1 and G. Leduc1

1 Research unit in Networking, EECS department, University of Liège, Belgium



Ephemeral State Assisted Discovery of Peer-to-peer Networks

Ephemeral State Assisted Discovery of Peer-to-peer Networks

In the past few years there has been an impressive number of proposals for application-specific overlays or peerto-peer networks. However the procedure to bootstrap peers in those networks has remained an under-researched topic, typically left as an implementation detail. In this paper, we first study the performance of history lists, a common decentralised bootstrap mechanism used in P2P applications. We then investigate how some lightweight network support, such as Ephemeral State, could help build a P2P application that would not depend on any centralised mechanism to discover other peers.
Index Terms: computers network, peer-to-peer computing, Internet, bootstrapping, ephemeral state
Sylvain Martin
Last modified: Mon May 7 12:57:33 CEST 2007


bootstrapping, ephemeral state, Internet, peer-to-peer

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