“Securing Passive Replication Through Verification”
in Proceedings of the 34th Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), Montreal, Canada, Sept. 2015.
Abstract: We show how to leverage trusted computing technology to design an efficient fully-passive replicated system tolerant to arbitrary failures. The system dramatically reduces the complexity of a fault-tolerant service, in terms of protocols, messages, data processing and non-deterministic operations. Our replication protocol enables the execution of a single protected service, replicating only its state, while allowing the backup replicas to check the correctness of the results. We implemented our protocol on Trusted Computing (TC) technology and compared it with two recent replication systems.
Research line(s): Fault and Intrusion Tolerance in Open Distributed Systems (FIT)