Indirect Communication

Sending and receiving messages in a group can be either the easiest thing in the world or the most complicated; it all depends on what we guarantee.

Indirect communication is central in distributed systems yet very hard to get right. It is often provided in a middlelayer that hides the implementation details. Nevertheless one needs to understand what the problem is and how things are solved in order to use the tools efficiently.

Read chapter 6 in the course book.

Teacher Johan Montelius created page 9 September 2012

Johan Montelius edited 16 September 2014

Sending and receiving messages in a group can be either the easiest thing in the world or the most complicated; it all depends on what we guarantee.

Indirect communication is central in distributed systems yet very hard to get right. It is often provided in a middlelayer that hides the implementation details. Nevertheless one needs to understand what the problem is and how things are solved in order to use the tools efficiently.

Read chapter 6 in the course book.


* indirect.pdf

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