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Mechanism for Peer-to-Peer Group Management using Multiple Overlays

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Authors Otso Kassinen , Timo Koskela , Erkki Harjula , Mika Ylianttila
Last updated 2009-07-10
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This document introduces a mechanism for managing peer groups in structured peer-to-peer (P2P) overlay networks. Group management enables efficient and secure interaction between the group members (peers), by controlling the scope of propagation for the group- specific P2P messaging and other communications. The mechanism for group management, introduced in this document, is based on a multiple-overlay scheme. Each group is a separate overlay network with its own address space, resources, and message routing information. A common overlay is used for sharing information about the group overlays (sub-overlays).


Otso Kassinen
Timo Koskela
Erkki Harjula
Mika Ylianttila

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