Date: 18 Dec 2002

Authentication of Concast Communication

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Abstract

In this paper we tackle the problem of finding an efficient signature verification scheme when the number of signatures is signi.- cantly large and the verifier is relatively weak. In particular, we tackle the problem of message authentication in many-to-one communication networks known as concast communication.

The paper presents three signature screening algorithms for a variant of ElGamal-type digital signatures. The cost for these schemes is n applications of hash functions, 2n modular multiplications, and n modular additions plus the verification of one digital signature, where n is the number of signatures.

The paper also presents a solution to the open problem of finding a fast screening signature for non-RSA digital signature schemes.