SOLA: A One-bit Identity Authentication Protocol for Access Control in IEEE 802.11

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Henric Johnson, Arne A. Nilsson, Judy Fu, Felix Wu, Albert Chen, He Huang
Title: SOLA: A One-bit Identity Authentication Protocol for Access Control in IEEE 802.11
Conference name: GLOBECOM'02 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Year: 2002
Pagination: 768-772
ISBN: 0 7803 7632 3
Publisher: IEEE
City: Taipei
ISI number: 000182118500153
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
Authors e-mail: henric.johnson@bth.se, arne.nilsson@bth.se, wu@cs.ucdavis.edu
Language: English
Abstract: Given the wide deployment of IPSec/VPN (Virtual Private Networks) technology, there might be a redundancy in security protection in some configurations. Various commercial companies have replaced 802.11 security with IPSec/VPN to protect the wireless LAN (Local Area Network). How to do it in an efficient and lightweight way is a challenging research problem. This paper introduces a new lightweight identity authentication protocol, SOLA (Statistical One-bit Lightweight Authentication), for access control well suited for IEEE 802.11 networks with IP connections. This protocol prevents unauthorized access on a per packet basis. Since SOLA only adds one identity bit to each packet it will have a low impact on the network bandwidth and power consumption. The performance and efficiency of the SOLA protocol together with IEEE 802.11 is analyzed and evaluated via simulation.
Subject: Telecommunications\General
Telecommunications\Network Security
Keywords: Telecommunication networks, Wireless telecommunication systems, Local area networks, Network protocols, Bandwidth, Synchronization, Algorithms, Computer simulation, Virtual private networks (VPN)
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