Issue No. 01 - January (1995 vol. 44)
ISSN: 0018-9340
pp: 146-150
ABSTRACT
<p><it>Abstract—</it>Traditional Byzantine agreement protocols require all fault-free receivers to agree on an identical value. The proposed degradable agreement approach achieves traditional agreement up to $<tmath>m</tmath>$ faults and a degraded form of agreement up to $<tmath>u</tmath>$ faults ($<tmath>u\geq m</tmath>$), which allows fault-free receivers to agree on at most two different values (one of which is necessarily the default value). A degradable agreement algorithm and lower bounds are presented.</p><p><it>Index Terms—</it>Byzantine agreement, clock synchronization, degradation, malicious faults, fault tolerance.</p>
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CITATION

N. H. Vaidya and D. K. Pradhan, "Degradable Byzantine Agreement," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 44, no. , pp. 146-150, 1995.
doi:10.1109/12.367999