Adaptive Containment of Time-Bounded Byzantine Faults

  • Yukiko Yamauchi
  • Toshimitsu Masuzawa
  • Doina Bein
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6366)


In this paper, we introduce a novel Byzantine fault model called time-bounded Byzantine fault that imposes an upper bound on the number of malicious actions of a Byzantine faulty process. We also propose a new method for adaptive fault-containment against time-bounded Byzantine faults that guarantees that the number of perturbed processes depends on the number of malicious actions at Byzantine processes. The proposed information diffusion method imposes k consecutive state changes on a process so that the process diffuses information to processes at distance k. We present an example of a leader election protocol to show the adaptive containment of the proposed method.


Leader Election Transient Fault Malicious Action Correct Execution Faulty Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukiko Yamauchi
    • 1
  • Toshimitsu Masuzawa
    • 2
  • Doina Bein
    • 3
  1. 1.Nara Institute of Science and TechnologyJapan
  2. 2.Osaka UniversityJapan
  3. 3.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA

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