An extended abstract of this report was published as a short paper in the Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, October, 8-10, 2001 Royal Sonesta Hotel Cambridge, MA, USA.
Although it seems intuitive that the combination of probabilistic and semantic reliable protocols should provide good results, we show that a naive composition of both protocols offers disapointing results. We then propose a specialized probabilistic semantically reliable layer, evaluate different implementation policies and study the impact of relevant system parameters in the performance of the protocol.
Our approach allows us to identify which protocol configuration
provides the best results, combining the advantages of both models in
a single primitive that:
Also available extended report (gzip postscript), (pdf) .