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A Scalable Content Addressable Network

Ratnasamy S, Francis P, Handley M, Karp R, Shenker S ...see all

Proc of ACM SIGCOMM, vol. TR-00-010 (2000) pp. 161-172

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Hash tables - which map "keys" onto "values" - are an essential building block in modern software systems. We believe a similar functionality would be equally valuable to large distributed systems. In this paper, we introduce the concept of a ContentAddressable Network (CAN) as a distributed infrastructure that provides hash table-like functionality on Internet-like scales. The CAN design is scalable, fault-tolerant and completely self-organizing, and we demonstrate its scalability,...

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  • Sylvia Ratnasamy

  • Paul Francis

  • Mark Handley

  • Richard Karp

  • Scott Shenker

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