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Distributed Information System

Christophe Meessen - Fri, Oct 16, 2015

The Distributed Information System (DIS) is a world wide distributed storage for any type of information. Its architecture is inspired by the Distributed Naming System (DNS) which has been proven to be robust, resilient and highly scalable. It extends it by using binary keys instead of string names, storing any type of information with large size limit, and supporting remote information addition, modification and deletion with access control.

Distributed Information Reference

Christophe Meessen - Tue, Nov 3, 2015

A Distribute Information Reference (DIR) uniquely identifies a Node reference or an information in the Distributed Information Sytem (DIS). It is composed of a header byte followed by a varying number of Local Information References (LIR). The sequence of LIR defines a path in the DIS tree. A DIR has a 1 to 32 bytes long compact binary representation and a 4 to 98 bytes long ASCII representation as a URI.