Accession Number : ADA268579


Title :   An Internetwork Authentication Architecture


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Atkinson, Randall J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268579.pdf


Report Date : 05 Aug 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : Current internet works do not have effective host-to-host authentication mechanisms. The lack of these mechanisms contributes substantially to currently widespread network security problems. Public key authentication is a good approach to providing optional authentication in internet works. An internet work authentication architecture using public key authentication technology is proposed as a possible mechanism to substantially improve the security of large internet works. Limitations of the proposed authentication architecture are also described.... Network, Authentication, Security, Digital signature, Internet


Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING SECURITY , *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS , *COMPUTER NETWORKS , PROBLEM SOLVING , INTERCOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS , LIMITATIONS , SIGNATURES , SYSTEMS APPROACH


Subject Categories : Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE