Title: A topic-based synchronisation protocol in peer-to-peer publish/subscribe systems

Authors: Shigenari Nakamura; Tomoya Enokido; Makoto Takizawa

Addresses: Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan ' Faculty of Business Administration, Rissho University, Tokyo, Japan ' Departmet of Advanced Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract: In this paper, we discuss a peer-to-peer type of publish/subscribe (P2PPS) model which is composed of peer processes (peers). Here, each peer publishes event messages while receiving event messages. In the topic-based access control (TBAC) model proposed in our previous studies, only a peer granted publication and subscription rights on topics is allowed to publish and subscribe event messages on the topics, respectively. In our previous studies, the subscription-based synchronisation (SBS) protocol is proposed where illegal event messages are banned. It is checked whether or not each event message received is illegal in terms of subscription and publication rights granted to each peer. However, even some legal event messages are unnecessarily banned. In this paper, we newly propose a topic-based synchronisation (TBS) protocol where only and every illegal event message is banned. In the evaluation, we show only and every illegal event message is banned in the TBS protocol.

Keywords: information flow control; peer-to-peer model; P2P; publish/subscribe systems; PS; topic-based access control model; TBAC; topic-based synchronisation protocol; TBS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2020.103926

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2020 Vol.24 No.1, pp.106 - 121

Received: 30 Mar 2018
Accepted: 09 Jun 2018

Published online: 02 Dec 2019 *

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