Title: XML-based security for JXTA core protocols

Authors: Joan Arnedo-Moreno, Jordi Herrera-Joancomarti

Addresses: Estudis d'Informatica, Multimedia i Telecomunicacio, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Rb. Poblenou 156 08018 Barcelona, Spain. ' Escola Tecnica Superior d'Enginyeria, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Campus de Bellaterra, Spain

Abstract: JXTA defines a set of six core protocols specifically suited for ad hoc, pervasive, multi-hop, peer-to-peer (P2P) computing. These protocols allow peers to cooperate and form autonomous peer groups. This paper presents a satisfactory method that provides security services to the core protocols: privacy, authenticity, integrity and non-repudiation. The presented mechanisms are fully distributed and based on a pure peer-to-peer model, not requiring the arbitration of a trusted third party or a previously established trust relationship between peers, which is one of the main challenges under this kind of environments.

Keywords: peer-to-peer; P2P computing; security; peer group; JXTA; XMLdsig; XMLenc; peer resolver protocol; PRP; XML; ad hoc computing; pervasive computing; multi-hop computing; privacy; authenticity; integrity; non-repudiation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAC.2010.037517

International Journal of Autonomic Computing, 2010 Vol.1 No.4, pp.447 - 469

Published online: 15 Dec 2010 *

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