Extending Paxos/LastVoting With an Adequate Communication Layer for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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Executive Summary

Most papers addressing consensus in wireless ad hoc networks adopt system models similar to those developed for wired networks. These models are focused towards node failures while ignoring link failures, and thus are poorly suited for wireless ad hoc networks. The recently proposed HO model does not have this drawback. The paper shows that an existing algorithm and the HO model can be used for multi-hop wireless ad hoc networks, if extended with an adequate communication layer. The description of the communication layer is augmented with simulation results that validate the feasibility of the approach and provide better understanding of the behavior of wireless environments.

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