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ROSA: Realistic Open Security Architecture for Active Networks

  • Marcelo Bagnulo
  • Bernardo Alarcos
  • María Calderón
  • Marifeli Sedano
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2546)

Abstract

Active network technology enables fast deployment of new network services tailored to the specific needs of end users, among other features. Nevertheless, security is still a main concern when considering the industrial adoption of this technology. In this article we describe an open security architecture for active network platforms that follow the discrete approach. The proposed solution provides all the required security features, and it also grants proper scalability of the overall system, by using a distributed key-generation algorithm. The performance of the proposal is validated with experimental data obtained from a prototype implementation of the solution.

Keywords

Active Network Validity Period Active Code Discrete Approach Security Solution 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcelo Bagnulo
    • 1
  • Bernardo Alarcos
    • 2
  • María Calderón
    • 1
  • Marifeli Sedano
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería TelemáticaUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid(MADRID)
  2. 2.Área de Ingeniería TelemáticaUniversidad de Alcalá(MADRID)

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