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The Clearinghouse: A Decentralized Agent for Locating Named Objects in a Distributed Environment

Derek C. Oppen and Yogen K. Dalal

One-line summary: The Clearinghouse is a decentralized set of processes that provides an efficient but not terribly robust method for a distributed name service.

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The clearinghouse is a distributed, somewhat fault tolerant, and relatively efficient distributed naming scheme. This paper identifies the issues, and solves some of them well. It certainly takes a pragmatic rather than rigorous perspective on the problem.


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