81157 (1) [Avatar] Offline
I just the received the last update of your fine book and would like to remark that there seems to be some misunderstanding on page 73 concerning the byzantine generals problems. IMHO Lamport explained in his paper whether it is possible to identify - mistakingly or intentionaly - corrupted messages and their source. What you explain is the two generals problem, which is about the possibility of reliable message transmission.
Richard Rodger (27) [Avatar] Offline
Hi - thanks - could you clarify the question? Message content corruption per se can be solved cryptographically, so my understanding is that the problem is about reliability.