Dynamic, distributed, secure multicast in active networks

Sudha K. Varadarajan, Tin Qian, Roy H. Campbell

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review


This paper proposes two frameworks for secure multicast on active networks. The frameworks exploit the computational power of active networks to provide the security desired for multicast, while removing drawbacks in traditional approaches. The main security component in the frameworks is the Active Capability (AC) which replaces the passive session key. The main advantages of using an AC are lack of an asymmetric key pair requirement for authentication, lack of session key modification requirement when a member leaves the group and a highly distributed and scalable key distribution mechanism independent of availability of a group owner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 IEEE International Conference on Communications - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jun 18 2000Jun 22 2000


Other2000 IEEE International Conference on Communications
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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