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Future Internet 2011, 3(1), 14-30; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi3010014

A Distributed Public Key Infrastructure Based on Threshold Cryptography for the HiiMap Next Generation Internet Architecture

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Institute for Communication Networks, Technische Universität München, 80333 Munich, Germany
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Institute for Media Technology, Technische Universität München, 80333 Munich, Germany
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Received: 12 January 2011 / Revised: 29 January 2011 / Accepted: 30 January 2011 / Published: 1 February 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Semantics in the Future Internet)
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Abstract

In this article, a security extension for the HiiMap Next Generation Internet Architecture is presented. We regard a public key infrastructure which is integrated into the mapping infrastructure of the locator/identifier-split addressing scheme. The security approach is based on Threshold Cryptography which enables a sharing of keys among the mapping servers. Hence, a more trustworthy and fair approach for a Next Generation Internet Architecture as compared to the state of the art approach is fostered. Additionally, we give an evaluation based on IETF AAA recommendations for security-related systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: NGI; security; HiiMap; PKI; locator/identifier-split; Threshold Cryptography NGI; security; HiiMap; PKI; locator/identifier-split; Threshold Cryptography
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Hanka, O.; Eichhorn, M.; Pfannenstein, M.; Eberspächer, J.; Steinbach, E. A Distributed Public Key Infrastructure Based on Threshold Cryptography for the HiiMap Next Generation Internet Architecture. Future Internet 2011, 3, 14-30.

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