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SAFECOMP ’93 pp 253-264 | Cite as

Dependability of Scaleable, Distributed Systems: Communication Strategies for Redundant Processes

  • W. Kuhn
  • E. Schoitsch
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Abstract

The key element of dependable distributed systems is the communication strategy. Communication between distributed and/or redundant system components (processes) may use standard network tools and protocols. The absence of a multicast-support in the ISO network model above the Network Layer requires special provisions for software that must distribute data over a network to an unknown number of network partners. A method is presented which combines the benefits of different network layers to cover the needs of such a distributed, dependable, and redundant system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Kuhn
    • 1
  • E. Schoitsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyAustrian Research Center SeibersdorfSeibersdorfAustria

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