Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/15967,
  title    = {Signing the First Packet in Amortization Scheme for Multicast Stream Authentication},
  author    = {Mohammed Shatnawi and  Qusai Abuein and  Susumu Shibusawa},
  country   = {},
  institution={},
  abstract  = {Signature amortization schemes have been introduced
for authenticating multicast streams, in which, a single signature is
amortized over several packets. The hash value of each packet is
computed, some hash values are appended to other packets, forming
what is known as hash chain. These schemes divide the stream into
blocks, each block is a number of packets, the signature packet in
these schemes is either the first or the last packet of the block.
Amortization schemes are efficient solutions in terms of computation
and communication overhead, specially in real-time environment.
The main effictive factor of amortization schemes is it-s hash chain
construction. Some studies show that signing the first packet of each
block reduces the receiver-s delay and prevents DoS attacks, other
studies show that signing the last packet reduces the sender-s delay.
To our knowledge, there is no studies that show which is better, to
sign the first or the last packet in terms of authentication probability
and resistance to packet loss.
In th is paper we will introduce another scheme for authenticating
multicast streams that is robust against packet loss, reduces the
overhead, and prevents the DoS attacks experienced by the receiver
in the same time. Our scheme-The Multiple Connected Chain signing
the First packet (MCF) is to append the hash values of specific
packets to other packets,then append some hashes to the signature
packet which is sent as the first packet in the block. This scheme
is aspecially efficient in terms of receiver-s delay. We discuss and
evaluate the performance of our proposed scheme against those that
sign the last packet of the block.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering},  volume    = {4},
  number    = {2},
  year      = {2010},
  pages     = {203 - 207},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/15967},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=38},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 38, 2010},
}