[p2p-hackers] Sloppy Chord

Kevin Atkinson kevin at atkinson.dhs.org
Mon Mar 31 01:03:02 UTC 2003

On Mon, 31 Mar 2003, Kevin Atkinson wrote:

[Broken link corrected below]

> What advantages does Chord[1] offer over Pastry[2]?  I chose Pastry over
> chord because of it simplicity, and the because of the so called "free
> choice" property.
> In fact my network DistribNet[3], is essentially implementing the ideas of
> Coral[4] but on top of Pastry rather than chord.  In particular nodes can 
> freely join and leave the network without requiring any movement of keys.  
> The only thing a network has to do when it joins is to synchronize its 
> routing table with the network.  Nothing has to be done for a node to 
> leave the network.
> So my question is: What advantages does Chord offer performance wise over 
> Pastry?
> [1] Chord: http://www.pdos.lcs.mit.edu/chord/
> [2] Pastry: http://research.microsoft.com/antr/Pastry/pubs.htm
Make that "http://research.microsoft.com/~antr/Pastry/" sorry.
> [3] DistribNet: http://distribnet.sourceforge.net/
> [4] Coral: http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/coral/


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