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Section: New Results

Analytic models of cluster-based distributed systems

Participant : Bruno Sericola.

We started a collaboration with the Inria team-project Adept. It is well-known that peer-to-peer overlays networks can only survive Byzantine attacks if malicious nodes are not able to predict what will be the topology of the network for a given sequence of join and leave operations. In this paper we investigate adversarial strategies by following specific games. Our analysis demonstrates first that an adversary can very quickly subvert DHT-based overlays by simply never triggering leave operations. We then show that when all nodes (honest and malicious ones) are imposed on a limited lifetime, the system eventually reaches a stationary regime where the ratio of polluted clusters is bounded, independently from the initial amount of corruption in the system. These results, obtained by using Markov models, are shown in [32] and [33] .


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