One of the most critical operations performed in a P2P system is the lookup of a resource. The main issues to be addressed by lookup algorithms are: (1) support for flexible search criteria (e.g., wildcard or multi-keyword searches), (2) effectiveness - i.e., ability to identify all the resources that match the search criteria, (3) efficiency - i.e. low overhead, (4) robustness with respect to node failures and churning. Flood-based P2P networks provide flexible lookup facilities and robust performance at the expense of high overhead, while other systems (e.g. DHT) provide a very efficient lookup mechanism, but lacks flexibility.In this paper, we propose a novel resource lookup algorithm, namely fuzzy-DHT, that solves this trade-off by introducing a flexible and robust lookup criteria based on multiple keywords on top of a distributed hash table algorithm. We demonstrate that the fuzzy-DHT algorithm satisfies all the requirements of P2P lookup systems combining the flexibility of flood-based mechanisms while preserving high efficiency, effectiveness ad robustness.
Year: 2009 | Pages: 1344 - 1351
ISBN: 9781424437504 |