The Client Utility as a Peer-to-Peer System

  • Alan Karp
  • Vana Kalogeraki
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2376)


The Client Utility system developed at HP Labs in the mid 1990s was designed to address the problems inherent in distributed computing. This paper shows that the architecture we developed solves some of the problems faced by designers of Peer-to-Peer systems, particularly those of discovery, trust, and naming. We show how elements of the Client Utility architecture can be used to address the problems found in some existing Peer-to-Peer systems.


Resource Description Framework Home Page Simple Object Access Protocol Trust Relation Common Object Request Broker Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Karp
    • 1
  • Vana Kalogeraki
    • 1
  1. 1.Hewlett-Packard LabsPalo Alto

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