3rd International ICST Workshop on the Value of Security through Collaboration

Research Article

Scalable discovery of private resources

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/SECCOM.2007.4550310,
        author={Spyros Kotoulas and Ronny Siebes},
        title={Scalable discovery of private resources},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Workshop on the Value of Security through Collaboration},
        keywords={Application software  Computer architecture  Computer science  Costs  Multiagent systems  Peer to peer computing  Privacy  Protocols  Scalability  Vehicle dynamics},
  • Spyros Kotoulas
    Ronny Siebes
    Year: 2008
    Scalable discovery of private resources
    DOI: 10.1109/SECCOM.2007.4550310
Spyros Kotoulas1,*, Ronny Siebes1,*
  • 1: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Department of Computer Science De Boelelaan 1081, 1081HV, Amsterdam
*Contact email: kot@few.vu.nl, ronny@few.vu.nl


Resource discovery is fundamental to a multitude of distributed systems, including grids, web-based applications and multi-agent systems. To achieve scalability at a low cost, many researchers have turned to a peer-to-peer paradigm, leading to the development of a multitude of protocols and algorithms being developed, with implementations still lagging behind. In this paper we consider the privacy implications of peer-to-peer discovery systems and propose a framework for discovery of private resources. Furthermore, we propose and evaluate an architecture and a series of methods using distributed hash tables. Finally, we provide an implementation in the context of the OpenKnowledge project.