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Preface 1. Introduction: distributed systems Part I. Protocols: 2. The model 3. Communication protocols 4. Routing algorithms 5. Deadlock-free packet switching Part II. Fundamental Algorithms: 6. Waves and traversal algorithms 7. Election algorithms 8. Termination detection 9. Anonymous networks 10. Snapshots 11. Sense of direction and orientation 12. Synchrony in networks Part III: 13. Fault tolerance in distributed systems 14. Fault tolerance in asynchronous systems 15. Fault tolerance in synchronous systems 16. Failure detection 17. Stabilization Part IV. Appendices: A. Pseudocode conventions B. Graphs and networks References Index.