Secrecy and Accessibility in Distributed Storage [article]

Lukas Holzbaur, Stanislav Kruglik, Alexey Frolov, Antonia Wachter-Zeh
2020 arXiv   pre-print
A distributed storage system (DSS) needs to be efficiently accessible and repairable. Recently, considerable effort has been made towards the latter, while the former is usually not considered, since a trivial solution exists in the form of systematic encoding. However, this is not a viable option when considering storage that has to be secure against eavesdroppers. This work investigates the problem of efficient access to data stored on an DSS under such security constraints. Further, we
more » ... ish methods to balance the access load, i.e., ensure that each node is accessed equally often. We establish the capacity for the alphabet independent case and give an explicit code construction. For the alphabet-dependent case we give existence results based on a random coding argument.
arXiv:2001.05337v1 fatcat:fb4en3y7jfbvlo5k25d4jffhcu