Reliable multicast experiments
This project contains experiments in using multicasting to synchronise participants in a distributed topic. Participants take on one or more of three roles:
copyin: a publisher of content. Transmits messages until it receives an acknowledgement from a
copyout: a receiver of content. Handles received messages, detecting gaps in the message stream and requesting retransmissions from a
copyack: a store of responsibility for message delivery. Takes responsibility from
copyins by acknowledging their publications, and ensures
copyouts have what they need by responding to their replay requests. Stores a copy of every message seen so far.
Areas of investigation
timing: acknowledgement and retransmission schedules; batching; replay-storm avoidance
cache expiry policies
protocol for joining and leaving the ring
The code in this project is open-source
code, licensed under the very liberal MIT
license, with the
priority_queue.erl, which are
licensed as detailed in the files themselves.
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