A Distributed Certification System for Structured P2P Networks
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- Lesueur F., Mé L., Viet Triem Tong V. (2008) A Distributed Certification System for Structured P2P Networks. In: Hausheer D., Schönwälder J. (eds) Resilient Networks and Services. AIMS 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5127. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
In this paper, we present a novel distributed certification system in which signing a certificate needs the collaboration of a fixed ratio of the nodes, hence a varying number of nodes. This number is dynamically adjusted to enforce the ratio in a fully distributed way, which is mandatory for decentralized varying-size P2P networks. A certificate allows then to link the key pair of a node to some rights granted to it.