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A Peer to Peer Protocol for Online Dispute Resolution over Storage Consumption

Lookup NU author(s): Ahmed Mihoob



In bilateral accounting of resource consumption both the consumer and provider independently measure the amount of resources consumed by the consumer. The problem here is that potential disparities between the provider’s and consumer’s accountings, might lead to conflicts between the two parties that need to be resolved. We argue that with the proper mechanisms available, most of these conflicts can be solved online, as opposite to in court resolution; the design of such mechanisms is still a research topic; to help cover the gap, in this paper we propose a peer–to–peer protocol for online dispute resolution over storage consumption. The protocol is peer–to–peer and takes into consideration the possible causes (e.g., transmission delays, unsynchronized metric collectors, etc.) of the disparity between the provider’s and consumer’s accountings to make, if possible, the two results converge.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Mihoob A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2012

Pages: 14

Print publication date: 01/04/2012

Source Publication Date: April 2012

Report Number: 1325

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne