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

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Author(s)Mihoob A
Publication type Report
Series TitleSchool of Computing Science Technical Report Series
Source Publication DateApril 2012
Report Number1325
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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.
InstitutionSchool of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Place PublishedNewcastle upon Tyne
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