End-Host Authentication for HIP Middleboxes

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Authors Tobias Heer  , Rene Hummen  , Miika Komu 
Last updated 2012-05-03 (latest revision 2011-10-31)
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The Host Identity Protocol [RFC5201] is a signaling protocol for secure communication, mobility, and multihoming that introduces a cryptographic namespace. This document specifies an extension for HIP that enables middleboxes to unambiguously verify the identities of hosts that communicate across them. This extension allows middleboxes to verify the liveness and freshness of a HIP association and, thus, to secure access control in middleboxes.


Tobias Heer (heer@cs.rwth-aachen.de)
Rene Hummen (hummen@cs.rwth-aachen.de)
Miika Komu (miika@iki.fi)

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