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Trust Path Discovery

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Kumiko Ono , Henning Schulzrinne
Last updated 2006-06-28
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Chained or transitive trust can be used to determine whether incoming communication is likely to be desirable or not. We can build a chained trust relationship by introducing friends to our friends, for example. We propose mechanisms for discovering trust paths and binary responsive trustworthiness. The trust paths are based on a chain of trust relationships between users, a user and a domain, and domains. We apply this model to establishing relatively low-value trust suitable for deciding whether to accept communication requests such as emails, calls, or instant messages from strangers.


Kumiko Ono
Henning Schulzrinne

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