Overlay networks : a scalable alternative for P2P
Citation:Doval, D. and O'Mahony, D. 'Overlay networks : a scalable alternative for P2P' in IEEE Internet Computing, 7, (3 ), 2003, pp. 2 - 5.
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Overlay networks create a structured virtual topology above the basic transport protocol level that facilitates deterministic search and guarantees convergence. Overlay networks are evolving into a critical component for self-organizing systems. Here we outline the differences between flooding-style and overlay networks, and offer specific examples of how researchers are applying the latter to problems requiring high-speed, self-organizing network topologies.
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IEEE Internet Computing
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