Lighthouses for scalable distributed location

M Pias, J Crowcroft, S Wilbur, T Harris, S Bhatti

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeer-to-Peer Systems II: Second International Workshop, IPTPS 2003, Berkeley, CA, USA, February 21-22,2003, Revised Papers
EditorsF. Kaashoek, I. Stoica
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-40724-9
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event2nd International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems - Berkeley, CA, United States
Duration: 21 Feb 200322 Feb 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Electronic)0302-9743


Conference2nd International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBerkeley, CA


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