Design and implementation of a secure group communication protocol on a fault tolerant ring


SAGLAM O., Dalkilic M. E. , ERCIYES K.

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES - ISCIS 2003, vol.2869, pp.802-810, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2869
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES - ISCIS 2003
  • Page Numbers: pp.802-810

Abstract

In this paper, we describe a secure group communication protocol for a fault-tolerant synchronous ring. Our protocol, named Secure Synchronous Ring Protocol (SSRP), integrates a secure group communication facility into an existing scalable, fault-tolerant ring protocol. SSRP is a hierarchical group communication protocol that employs Cliques GDH contributory key management protocol and Diffie-Hellman encryption algorithm. Security related functions and group communication functions are integrated into a single layer guaranteeing that not only the application messages of the group, but also the messages related to the group communication layer are protected. A novel fault-tolerant leader election algorithm and a proof of Virtual Synchrony semantics on SSRP are also given.