Accession Number:

ADA604023

Title:

A Basis for Secure Communication in Large Distributed Systems

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

We propose a secure communication architecture for distributed systems that puts security below the transport level, and uses host-to-host rather than process-to-process secure channels. We argue that this provides the same level of end-to-end security as putting security at higher levels, and that it can simplify and improve the performance of transport protocols. The architecture is designed for very large distributed systems, which in general have security requirements beyond those of LAN-based systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE