Chord: A Scalable Peer-to-Peer Lookup Service for Internet Applications

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[ 2006-December-24 23:19 ]

This is one of the important peer-to-peer papers. My only criticism is that Chord only provides probabilistic guarantees. I don't see how it can be used as a building block for distributed systems that need to provide strong semantics.

I. Stoica, R. Morris, D. Karger, M. F. Kaashoek, and H. Balakrishnan. Chord: A Scalable Peer-to-peer Lookup Service for Internet Applications. In Proceedings of SIGCOMM 2001, San Deigo, CA, August 2001.