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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 28 Issue 1, March 2010

Editorial
Peter M. Chen
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/1731060.1731061

Predicting and preventing inconsistencies in deployed distributed systems
Maysam Yabandeh, Nikola Knežević, Dejan Kostić, Viktor Kuncak
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/1731060.1731062

We propose a new approach for developing and deploying distributed systems, in which nodes predict distributed consequences of their actions and use this information to detect and avoid errors. Each node continuously runs a state exploration...

DDoS defense by offense
Michael Walfish, Mythili Vutukuru, Hari Balakrishnan, David Karger, Scott Shenker
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/1731060.1731063

This article presents the design, implementation, analysis, and experimental evaluation of speak-up, a defense against application-level distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), in which attackers cripple a server by sending...