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ASCENT: a Provably-Terminating Decentralized Logging Service

Abstract : Building a certification authority that is both decentralized and fully reliable is impossible. However, the limitation thus imposed on scalability is unacceptable for many types of information systems, such as e-government services, which require an infrastructure able to support heavy computation loads while remaining highly reliable. Our scalable approach opts for the next best thing to full reliability: a certification authority with a probability of arbitrary failure so low that, in practice, false positives should never occur.
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Xavier Bonnaire, Rudyar Cortés, Fabrice Kordon, Olivier Marin. ASCENT: a Provably-Terminating Decentralized Logging Service. The Computer Journal, Oxford University Press (UK), 2017, to be published, 60 (12), pp.1889-1911. ⟨10.1093/comjnl/bxx076⟩. ⟨hal-01547514⟩



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