Low-level processor group membership protocol for LANs

L. Rodrigues, P. Verissimo, J. Rufino

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Abstract

This paper presents a processor group membership protocol designed to run on top of a local area network. The protocol maintains information about a selected group of stations that explicitly join the protocol by keeping a replica of a global membership table at every member. Additionally, the protocol guarantees that a given station always occupies the same entry in the table. As a result, table indexes do uniquely and universally identify a station and can thus be used as short identifiers. The interest of a processor group membership is twofold: it is a powerful auxiliary for process group membership management and it provides support for efficient message addressing.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
PublisherPubl by IEEEPiscataway, NJ, United States
Pages541-550
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0818637706
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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