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Providing Authentication in Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) Environment

Johnson, H, Cruickshank, HS and Sun, Z (2013) Providing Authentication in Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) Environment In: PSATS 2012, 2012-03-22 - 2012-03-23, Bradford, UK.

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Abstract

DTN environment is characterized by intermittent connectivity, high/variable delay, heterogeneity, high error rate and asymmetric data rate amongst others. These characteristics accounts for the poor behavior of Internet protocols in this environment. To address these problems, DTN was conceived and designed together with specialized protocols to carry out its services. Its emergence called for a new concept in security that was considered at the design stage. The main aim of this paper is to propose a traditional cryptography based authentication scheme that does not depend on network administrator’s availability during post network authentication communication and facilitates bundle processing by the recipient in the absence of connectivity. In this paper, we present and discuss the system model, the proposed credential and the propose authentication scheme. A simulation framework is developed for the implementation of the proposed and referenced schemes. From the simulation results, the proposed scheme was observed to be independent of network administrator’s availability during post network authentication communication and facilitates bundle processing in the absence of connectivity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Johnson, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cruickshank, HSUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sun, ZUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2013
Identification Number : 10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_23
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Additional Information : The original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 27 Mar 2013 18:13
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/764634

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