16-exr - 16.8 To build a robust distributed system, you...

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16 CHAPTER Distributed System Structures Practice Exercises 16.1 Most WANs employ only a partially connected topology. Why is this so? 16.2 Under what circumstances is a token-passing network more effective than an Ethernet network? 16.3 Why would it be a bad idea for gateways to pass broadcast packets between networks? What would be the advantages of doing so? 16.4 Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of caching name transla- tions for computers located in remote domains. 16.5 What are the advantages and disadvantages of using circuit switching? For what kinds of applications is circuit switching a viable strategy? 16.6 What are two formidable problems that designers must solve to imple- ment a network-transparent system? 16.7 Process migration within a heterogeneous network is usually impossi- ble, given the differences in architectures and operating systems. De- scribe a method for process migration across different architectures running: a. The same operating system b. Different operating systems
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Unformatted text preview: 16.8 To build a robust distributed system, you must know what kinds of failures can occur. a. List three possible types of failure in a distributed system. b. Specify which of the entries in your list also are applicable to a centralized system. 35 36 Chapter 16 Distributed System Structures 16.9 Is it always crucial to know that the message you have sent has arrived at its destination safely? If your answer is yes, explain why. If your answer is no, give appropriate examples. 16.10 Present an algorithm for reconstructing a logical ring after a process in the ring fails. 16.11 Consideradistributedsystemwithtwosites,AandB.Considerwhether site A can distinguish among the following: a. B goes down. b. The link between A and B goes down. c. B is extremely overloaded and its response time is 100 times longer than normal. What implications does your answer have for recovery in distributed systems?...
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