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Message-Efficient Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Broadcast in a Multi-Hop Wireless Sensor Network

Marin Bertier 1 Anne-Marie Kermarrec 1 Guang Tan 1, * 
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1 ASAP - As Scalable As Possible: foundations of large scale dynamic distributed systems
Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D1 - SYSTÈMES LARGE ÉCHELLE
Abstract : We consider message-efficient broadcast tolerating Byzantine faults in a multi-hop wireless sensor network. Assuming a grid network where all nodes have a communication range of $r$, and a single neighborhood contains at most $t$ dishonest and collision-capable (bad) nodes, each with a message budget $m_f$, we investigate the minimum message budget $m$ that each honest (good) node must have in order to achieve reliable broadcast. We consider three cases: (1) $m_f$ is known in advance and $m$ is homogeneous among all good nodes; (2) $m_f$ is known in advance and $m$ is heterogeneous among good nodes; (3) $m_f$ is unknown. For the first two cases, we present possibility results and broadcast protocols that have message costs within twice the lower bound. For the third case, we present a coding scheme that helps verify the integrity of messages at a receiving node without using any cryptographic techniques. This code leads to a {\em reactive local broadcast} primitive that has probabilistic reliability guarantees. Combined with a previously proposed scheme, it results in a broadcast protocol for $t < \frac 1{2} r(2r+1)$ that guarantees reliability with high probability.
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Marin Bertier, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Guang Tan. Message-Efficient Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Broadcast in a Multi-Hop Wireless Sensor Network. The 30th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Jun 2010, Genoa, Italy. ⟨inria-00457215⟩



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