(1) The process by which a peer which intends to join an overlay locates one or more peers that are connected to the overlay and through which the joining peer can perform the join protocol. (2) The process by which a new overlay is initially created.


The arrival and departure of peers to and from the overlay, which changes the peer population of the overlay. A related concept is mobility-induced churn, which occurs when a roaming node departs and rejoins the overlay due to a network address change after a network-layer roaming transition.

Content-Addressable Network (CAN)

A type of distributed object location and routing system in which objects can be located either by identifier or by some other representation of ...

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