Report Number: CS-TR-85-1084
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: Taliesin: a distributed bulletin board system
Author: Edighoffer, Judy L.
Author: Lantz, Keith A.
Date: September 1985
Abstract: This paper describes a computer bulletin board facility intended to support replicated bulletin boards on a network that may frequently be in a state of partition. The two major design issues covered are the choice of a name space and the choice of replication algorithms. The impact of the name space on communication costs is explained. A special purpose replication algorithm that provides high availability and response despite network partition is introduced.