RBWA: an efficient random-bit window-based authentication protocol

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Fan Zhao, Yongjoo Shin, Felix Wu, Henric Johnson, Arne A. Nilsson
Title: RBWA: an efficient random-bit window-based authentication protocol
Conference name: Globecom
Year: 2003
Pagination: 1379-83 vol.3
ISBN: 0 7803 7974 8
Publisher: IEEE
City: San Francisco
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Telecommunications and Signal Processing (Institutionen för telekommunikation och signalbehandling)
Department of Telecommunications and Signal Processing S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: Given the wide and rapid depolyment of "visitor networks", how to authenticate the user and account the usage on the per-packet basis securely and yet efficiently is still a challenging problem. In this paper, we explore the tradoff between performance and security, and propose a per-data-packet authentication and access control called RBWA (Random Bit Window based Authentication). Deployed in the IP layer, RBWA can work with various underlying link layer specific mechanisms and network topologies. And comparing to IPSec, it dramatically reduces the overhead and power consumption by adding only a few bits to each packet. Furthermore, RBWA is strong against a suite of attacks such as replay attack, Denial-of-Service attack and spoofing etc. In particular, a robust anti-replay window scheme is developed to counter the svere packet reordering. The performance of RBWA is evaluated via the simulation.
Subject: Telecommunications\General
Telecommunications\Network Security
Keywords: access protocols, authorisation, IP networks, local area networks, message authentication, network topology, packet switching, telecommunication security
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