A taxonomy of multicast security issues

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Authors Ran Canetti  , Benny Pinkas 
Last updated 2000-08-21
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With the growth and commercialization of the Internet, the need for secure IP multicast is growing. In this draft we present a taxonomy of multicast security issues. We first sketch some multicast group parameters that are relevant to security, and outline the basic security issues concerning multicast in general, with emphasis on IP multicast. Next we suggest two 'benchmark' scenarios for secure multicast solutions. Lastly we review some previous works.


Ran Canetti (canetti@watson.ibm.com)
Benny Pinkas (bennyp@wisdom.weizmann.ac.il)

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