Int. J. of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions   »   2014 Vol.5, No.2

 

 

Title: Secure multicast using IPSec and multi-party key computation

 

Authors: Anand Mudgerikar; Manik Lal Das

 

Addresses:
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar-382007, Gujarat, India
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar-382007, Gujarat, India

 

Abstract: In recent times, the demand for multicast communications is increasing, both from internet service providers and from the content, media providers or distributors. One of the main obstacles to the wider commercial deployment of internet protocol (IP) multicast is the lack of security for the content being transmitted through IP multicast and communication infrastructure underlying IP multicast. This paper presents a multi-party key computation (MKC) protocol which provides added security to IP multicast. The group key computation, in our protocol, involves multi-party computations using one-time pad and a secret sharing scheme. The proposed protocol is secure, efficient and compatible with IPSec.

 

Keywords: IP multicast; multi-party computation; group key computation; IPSec; multicast communications; internet protocol multicast; multicast security; one-time pad; secret sharing.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJITST.2014.064514

 

Int. J. of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2014 Vol.5, No.2, pp.149 - 162

 

Submission date: 04 Dec 2013
Date of acceptance: 24 Jun 2014
Available online: 28 Aug 2014

 

 

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