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A fundamental characteristic of many large-scale distributed systems
is that they are controlled by independent parties that act in their
own interests. Examples of such systems include the Internet,
peer-to-peer networks and email. These parties cooperate to provide a
global service even though they often have competing interests. This
tension hurts the efficiency and the stability of the system. In the
context of Internet routing, we develop a practical protocol to enable
efficient cooperation between competing parties (ISPs). We show how
this can be achieved with relatively little additional overhead
compared to the existing protocols. Our hope is that the lessons from
this work will apply to other systems as well.
NOTE: Please refer to the dissertaion for the details of the mechanism presented in the NANOG 37 talk; email me if you would like a shorter version instead.
Last updated: Dec. 2004|
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