Accession Number:

ADD018079

Title:

Intermediate Network Authentication.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 3 Jun 94, patented 23 Apr 96,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-04-23

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

An internetwork authentication method is provided for verifying a sending host by a receiving host or an intermediate router or gateway. The method comprises the steps of obtaining a network address and a public key of a receiving host utilizing the public key from the receiving host in combination with a private key of the originating host to generate a cryptographic signature transmitting the signature along with data through a first subnetwork in at least one packet receiving at least one packet at the receiving host and the receiving host utilizing a private key of said receiving host site and a public key of said originating host to verify said cryptographic signature.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE