[Mnet-devel] "Experiences Deploying a Large Scale Emergent Network"(fwd)
Sun, 17 Mar 2002 22:43:52 +0100 (MET)
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Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 05:46:20 -0800
From: Zooko <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [Mnet-devel] "Experiences Deploying a Large Scale Emergent Network"
I gave a talk about my experiences with Mojo Nation at the First International
Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems  recently. Here is the position paper that
accompanied the talk:
"Experiences Deploying a Large Scale Emergent Network"
While speaking in front of this small audience of eminent systems researchers,
and while answering their questions, I realized that a simple hack should make a
big difference in the overall reliability of the file space: do not publish
data to a server unless you have seen that server before, more than one hour ago!
And more generally, use the age and average availability of a server as a
general heuristic for preferring to publish to him. This was idea was inspired
by a DHT ("distributed hash table") design named "Kademlia" that I really like:
See my paper to understand why this heuristic would make such a big difference.
It is easy to implement something like this using a handicapper, and I intend to
do it for the next Mnet release.
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