Enhanced Closed Swarm protocol

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Author Dusan Gabrijelcic 
Last updated 2013-12-03 (latest revision 2013-06-01)
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The Enhanced Closed Swarm (ECS) protocol is a distributed access control mechanism suitable for usage in Peer-to-Peer content delivery systems. The protocol provides coarse or fine grained authorization of peers participating in content distribution. As a result, only authorized peers are allowed to communicate in a swarm. The protocol also provides data confidentiality, integrity and origin authentication for application data exchanged among peers. The protocol is simple but flexible enough to enable a range of usage scenarios. In addition to the ECS protocol, this document also describes its application in the IETF PPSPP.


Dusan Gabrijelcic (dusan@e5.ijs.si)

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