The history of tradition of historical source materials shows a wide range of paths preserved information has undergone to arrive in present time. In the first part the various possibilities of preserving information on the basis of the tradition of Homer's Iliad are demonstrated. According to the results the second part defines a storage concept for an archival storage (OAIS) being built by a distributed system. By implementing this concept a good chance of successful archiving could be achieved. In the third part the actual Distarnet protocol  is presented. The remarks at hand are focused on the continuing definition of the Distarnet protocol and present new results of its implementation studies. Even though the elaborated criteria could be used for any kind of an archival storage.
Simon Margulies, Ivan Subotic, Lukas Rosenthaler, "Criteria for a Storage Concept in a P2P Archival System" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2007, 2007, pp 126 - 130, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2007.4.1.art00030