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Distributed Planetary Object Name Service: Issues and Design Principles

Abstract : The ONS is a central lookup service used in the EPCglobal network for retrieving the location of information about a specific EPC. This centralized solution lacks scalability and fault tolerance. We present the design principles of a distributed solution for ONS lookup service. In distributed systems, the problem of providing a scalable location service requires a dynamic mechanism to associate identification and location. We show that the use of Distributed Hash Tables (DHT) is a good candidate for distributing as it provides such a mechanism. We then outline how to adapt the DHT principles (operations on objects or nodes) to the ONS distribution problem.
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Contributor : Loïc Schmidt <>
Submitted on : Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 10:18:41 AM
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Marcelo Dias de Amorim, Serge Fdida, Nathalie Mitton, Loïc Schmidt, David Simplot-Ryl. Distributed Planetary Object Name Service: Issues and Design Principles. [Research Report] RR-7042, INRIA. 2009. ⟨inria-00419496⟩



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