Atomic Broadcasts

Learn about the concept of atomic broadcasts.

Broadcast protocol

A broadcast protocol is a type of protocol that enables group communication. In a broadcast protocol, one host node sends a message and all other hosts receive them. The hosts can be static or dynamic, meaning hosts can join and leave the cluster.

The hosts work together to make progress in a broadcast protocol. For example, if one of the hosts is faulty, the remaining hosts take up the responsibilities of the defective host to make progress.

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