1;3409;0c Reconfiguring a state machine

Reconfiguring a state machine

ACM SIGACT News, vol. 41, no. 1, 2010
Pages: 63-73DOI: 10.1145/1753171.1753191



Reconfiguration means changing the set of processes executing a distributed system. We explain several methods for reconfiguring a system implemented using the state-machine approach, including some new ones. We discuss the relation between these methods and earlier reconfiguration algorithms--especially view changing in group communication.