Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Overlay Diagnostics (RFC7851)
Original Publication Date: 2016-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jun-29
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
H. Song: AUTHOR [+5]
In the last few years, overlay networks have rapidly evolved and emerged as a promising platform for deployment of new applications and services in the Internet. One of the reasons overlay networks are seen as an excellent platform for large-scale distributed systems is their resilience in the presence of failures. This resilience has three aspects: data replication, routing recovery, and static resilience. Routing recovery algorithms are used to repopulate the routing table with live nodes when failures are detected. Static resilience measures the extent to which an overlay can route around failures even before the recovery algorithm repairs the routing table. Both routing recovery and static resilience rely on accurate and timely detection of failures.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) H. Song Request for Comments: 7851 X. Jiang Category: Standards Track R. Even ISSN: 2070-1721 Huawei D. Bryan ethernot.org Y. Sun ICT May 2016
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Overlay Diagnostics
This document describes mechanisms for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) overlay diagnostics. It defines extensions to the REsource LOcation And Discovery (RELOAD) base protocol to collect diagnostic information and details the protocol specifications for these extensions. Useful diagnostic information for connection and node status monitoring is also defined. The document also describes the usage scenarios and provides examples of how these methods are used to perform diagnostics.
Status of This Memo
This is an Internet Standards Track document.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Further information on Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.
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RFC 7851 P2P Overlay Diagnostics May 2016
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