U-sphere: strengthening scalable flat-name routing for decentralized networks

Kos, Jernej, Aiash, Mahdi ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3984-6244, Loo, Jonathan and Trček, Denis (2015) U-sphere: strengthening scalable flat-name routing for decentralized networks. Computer Networks, 89 . pp. 14-31. ISSN 1389-1286 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.comnet.2015.07.006)

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Supporting decentralized peer-to-peer communication between users is crucial for maintaining privacy and control over personal data. State-of-the-art protocols mostly rely on distributed hash tables (DHTs) in order to enable user-to-user communication. They are thus unable to provide transport address privacy and guaranteed low path stretch while ensuring sub-linear routing state together with tolerance of insider adversaries. In this paper we present U-Sphere, a novel location-independent routing protocol that is tolerant to Sybil adversaries and achieves low O (1) path stretch while maintaining View the MathML source per-node state. Departing from DHT designs, we use a landmark-based construction with node color groupings to aid flat name resolution while maintaining the stretch and state bounds. We completely remove the need for landmark-based location directories and build a name-record dissemination overlay that is able to better tolerate adversarial attacks under the assumption of social trust links established between nodes. We use large-scale emulation on both synthetic and actual network topologies to show that the protocol successfully achieves the scalability goals in addition to mitigating the impact of adversarial attacks.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 17371
Notes on copyright: © 2015. This author's accepted manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Depositing User: Mahdi Aiash
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 10:08
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 13:16
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17371

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