A Distributed Certification System for Structured P2P Networks

  • François Lesueur
  • Ludovic Mé
  • Valérie Viet Triem Tong
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5127)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

P2P Security Distributed Certification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • François Lesueur
    • 1
  • Ludovic Mé
    • 1
  • Valérie Viet Triem Tong
    • 1
  1. 1.SUPELEC, SSIR Group (EA 4039)Cesson-Sévigné cedexFrance

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