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Scalable Delay-constrained Multicast Group Key Management

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Scalable Delay-constrained Multicast Group Key Management
In the last few years, multicasting is increasingly used as an efficient communication mechanism for group-oriented applications in the Internet. Some multicast applications require confidentiality for transmitted data. So, a traffic encryption key is used to assure this confidentiality and has to be changed and distributed to all valid members whenever a membership change (join or leave) occurs in the group. The bandwidth used for re-keying operations could be high when the group size is large. To cope with this limitation, many solutions propose to organize group members into subgroups that use independent traffic encryption keys in order to mitigate the scope of key management and thereby to scale better to large groups. Unfortunately, these solutions require the decryption and re-encryption of multicast messages whenever they pass from one subgroup to another. Moreover, the decryption / re-encryption operations induce delays in packet delivery throughout the delivery path. In orde...
Said Gharout, Yacine Challal, Abdelmadjid Bouabdal
Added 12 Dec 2010
Updated 12 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where IJNSEC
Authors Said Gharout, Yacine Challal, Abdelmadjid Bouabdallah
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