Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. 5th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2009, Athens, Greece, September 14-18, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Novel Architecture for Secure and Scalable Multicast over IP Network

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-05284-2_24,
        author={Yawen Wei and Zhen Yu and Yong Guan},
        title={A Novel Architecture for Secure and Scalable Multicast over IP Network},
        proceedings={Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. 5th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2009, Athens, Greece, September 14-18, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={SECURECOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={IP Multicast Routing protocol Security Inter-domain Source-encoding},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-05284-2_24}
    }
    
  • Yawen Wei
    Zhen Yu
    Yong Guan
    Year: 2012
    A Novel Architecture for Secure and Scalable Multicast over IP Network
    SECURECOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-05284-2_24
Yawen Wei1,*, Zhen Yu1,*, Yong Guan1,*
  • 1: Iowa State University
*Contact email: weiyawen@iastate.edu, yuzhen@iastate.edu, yguan@iastate.edu

Abstract

Currently, multicast services can be implemented at the IP layer or the application layer. While IP multicast violates the stateless paradigm of Internet and incurs great difficulties to congestion and flow control, application-layer multicast is lack of scalability due to the unreliability and resource constraints of end-hosts. Moreover, security is a main weakness in Internet-wide group communications. We propose in this paper a novel architecture for secure and scalable multicast in the Internet. In our architecture, a in each Autonomous System (AS) is responsible for delivering multicast packets at the AS-level, relaying packets to end-hosts, and generating and updating keys to secure group communications. The proposed membership management protocol enables no-delay to membership updating; the proposed inter-domain routing protocol reduces the worst-case link stress by one magnitude compared to state-of-the-art protocols, and bounds the extra bandwidth cost within one percent compared to traditional IP multicast.