Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

M. Biely, B. Charron-Bost, A. Gaillard, M. Hutle, A. Schiper, J. Widder:
"Tolerating Corrupted Communication";
Talk: ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, Portland; 2007-08-12 - 2007-08-15; in: "26th ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC'07)", (2007), 244 - 253.

English abstract:
Consensus encalpsulates the inherent problems of building fault tolerant distributed systems. In this context, the classic model of Byzantine faulty processes can be restated such that messages from a subset of processes can be arbitrarily corrupted (including addition and omission of messages). We consider the case of dynamic and transient faults, that may affect all processes and that are not permanent, and we model them via corrupted communication. For corrupted communication it is natural to distinguish between the safety of communication, which is concerned with the number of altered messages, and the liveness of communication, which restricts message loss. We present two consensus algorithms, together with sufficient conditions on the system to ensure correctness. Our first algorithm needs strong conditions on safety but requires weak conditions on liveness in order to terminate. Our second algorithm tolerates a lower degree of communication safety at the price of stronger liveness conditions. Our algorithms allow us to circumvent the resilience lower bounds from Santoro/Widmayer and Martin/Alvisi.

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