Lighthouses for Scalable Distributed Location

  • Marcelo Pias
  • Jon Crowcroft
  • Steve Wilbur
  • Tim Harris
  • Saleem Bhatti
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2735)

Abstract

This paper introduces Lighthouse, a scalable location mechanism for wide-area networks. Unlike existing vector-based systems such as GNP, we show how network-location can be established without using a fixed set of reference points. This lets us avoid the communication bottlenecks and single-points-of-failure that otherwise limit the practicality of such systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcelo Pias
    • 1
  • Jon Crowcroft
    • 2
  • Steve Wilbur
    • 1
  • Tim Harris
    • 2
  • Saleem Bhatti
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science Dept.University College London (UCL)LondonUK
  2. 2.Computer LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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