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Author Tassanaviboon, A. ♦ Guang Gong
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2010
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Peer to peer computing
Abstract Public-key provision in on Internet scale is crucial for securing peer-to-peer (P2P) applications. This paper proposes a framework for a self-organizing and self-healing certificate authority (CA) in a Content Addressable Network (CAN) that can provide certificates without a centralized Trusted Third Party (TTP). In our framework, a CA group is initialized by bootstrapping nodes and then grows to a mature state by itself. Based on our group management policies, the membership in the CA group is dynamic and has a uniform distribution over the P2P community. Meanwhile, the honest majority of the CA group is maintained by a Byzantine agreement algorithm, and all shares of the CA group are refreshed gradually and continuously. A security analysis shows that the framework enables key registration and certificate issue with resistance to man-in-the-middle (MITM), collusion, and node impersonation attacks.
Description Author affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada (Tassanaviboon, A.; Guang Gong)
ISBN 9781424477432
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-10-11
Publisher Place Canada
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781424477425
Size (in Bytes) 912.07 kB
Page Count 8
Starting Page 614
Ending Page 621

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library