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SCION: A Secure Internet Architecture

Textbook

Part of the Information Security and Cryptography book series (ISC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 3-15
    3. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 17-42
    4. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 43-57
  3. SCION in Detail

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 61-92
    3. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 93-100
    4. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 101-118
    5. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 119-160
    6. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 161-177
    7. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 179-190
    8. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 191-239
  4. Extensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 243-277
    3. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 279-297
  5. Analysis and Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 301-330
    3. Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
      Pages 331-337
  6. Specifications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the essential components of the SCION secure Internet architecture, the first architecture designed foremost for strong security and high availability. Among its core features, SCION also provides route control, explicit trust information, multipath communication, scalable quality-of-service guarantees, and efficient forwarding. The book includes functional specifications of the network elements, communication protocols among these elements, data structures, and configuration files. In particular, the book offers a specification of a working prototype.

The authors provide a comprehensive description of the main design features for achieving a secure Internet architecture. They facilitate the reader throughout, structuring the book so that the technical detail gradually increases, and supporting the text with a glossary, an index, a list of abbreviations, answers to frequently asked questions, and special highlighting for examples and for sections that explain important research, engineering, and deployment features. The book is suitable for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students who are interested in network security.

Keywords

SCION Information Security Networking Internet Architecture Authentication ISD Coordination

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Network Security Group, CAB F 85.1ETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Network Security Group, CAB F 85.2ETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Network Security Group, CAB F 83ETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  4. 4.Network Security Group, CAB F 86.1ETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Adrian Perrig is the director of the Network Security Group at ETH Zürich, where Laurent Chuat is a Ph.D. student. Dr. Pawel Szalachowski is an assistant professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, he was previously a member of the ETHZ Network Security Group. Dr. Raphael M. Reischuk works at Zühlke Engineering AG, he was previously a member of the ETHZ Network Security Group.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“This book summarizes many years, almost a decade, of research and development on SCION. The reader is brought up to speed with the current state of the Internet, the threat landscape vs. the underlying networking and routing protocols that were designed when the threat landscape was much different. … this is a great book for understanding where we are in today's Internet, and what we need to consider for moving forward.” (Sven Dietrich, Cipher, ieee-security.org, Issue 144, June, 04, 2018)

“The writing is precise and easy to comprehend for those who know the underlying principles. … This book must be included in the essential literature study for researchers formulating problems and comprehending trends related to redesigning the Internet. It is a well-suited reference book for a semester course, with lab work for advanced students of networking/data communication design. … This book does a fantastic job of presenting the SCION team’s decade-long work. For aspiring SCION collaborators, it is a treasure.” (Sundara Nagarajan, Computing Reviews, November, 2018)