Category: Reading List

Paper notes on S-Paxos [SRDS’12]

The following is a paper notes for “S-Paxos: Offloading the Leader for High Throughput State Machine Replication”. This paper was recommended to me as a example of high-throughput consensus, achieved by offloading responsibilities from the leader. The paper starts by demonstrates that JPaxos is throughput limited by leader CPU, peaking at 70 kreqs/sec, where as Read More

Conservative election in Byzantine Fault Tolerant Raft

Tangaroa, is a Byzantine tolerant Raft implementation in Haskell, developed by Christopher Copeland and Hongxia Zhong for a Distributed Systems class at Stanford. The authors apply many of the approaches in PBFT to Raft, allowing for the Byzantine failure of nodes.  My interest in this work is how can you stop unnecessary leader elections in Raft algorithm using more Read More

Middleboxes considered harmful: DNS Edition

This article is brief overview of how middleboxes interact with DNS traffic. In particular I’m interested in finding out the answers to the following: Will middleboxes drop/modify DNS traffic and what is the purpose of this: stopping abuse, security, buggy implementations, advertising or censorship? Therefore does using your own stub resolver and recursive nameserver free you Read More

MOOC for edge networking and IoT

This course maybe of interest to readers, titled “Fog Networks and the Internet of Things”. This course teaches the fundamentals of Fog Networking, the network architecture that uses one or a collaborative multitude of end-user clients or near-user edge devices to carry out storage, communication, computation, and control in a network. It also teaches the Read More

Reading list for P2P Systems

This Harvard course page has a nice reading list to get you started. Read More

CFP: FOG Networking for 5G and IoT

This seems like an interesting venue for work on edge network distributed systems. Nice to see that we are not the only ones who think that the edge is area worth researching.   CFP: Fog Networking for 5G and IoT workshop >>>>> In conjunction with SECON 2015 <<<<< ========================================= 22 June 2015, SEATTLE – USA Read More

Macaroons: Cookies with Contextual Caveats for Decentralized Authorization in the Cloud

There has been lot of buzz about the latest alternative to cookies from Google, Macaroons: Cookies with Contextual Caveats for Decentralized Authorization in the Cloud. Its well worth a read. Read More

Can You Engineer Privacy?

“Can You Engineer Privacy?” featured in Aug 2014 CACM has one of the best start paragraphs I have seen. Following this strong start, the article articulately introduces some of the challenge and areas of active research in privacy engineering. The article does an excellent job of presenting an cross discipline overview though the lack of reference (the typical Read More