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Cartesian Authentication Schemes

  • M. De Soete
  • K. Vedder
  • M. Walker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 434)

Abstract

This paper gives a characterisation of perfect Cartersian authentication schemes. It is shown that their existence is equivalent to the existence of nets. Furthermore the paper presents constructions of new authentication schemes derived from generalised n-gons which take on the lowest combinatorial bound for the impersonation attack. They include, as special cases, those based on projective planes and generalised quadrangles which are described in [5] and [3] respectively. It investigates the properties of the encoding rules and contains a brief discussion of questions in connection with key management.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. De Soete
    • 1
  • K. Vedder
    • 2
  • M. Walker
    • 3
  1. 1.MBLE-I.S.G.BrusselBelgium
  2. 2.GAOMünchen 70Federal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Racal Research Ltd.Reading BerkshireEngland

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