Blockchain-based Public Key Infrastructure for Inter-Domain Secure Routing

Conference object English OPEN
de la Rocha Gómez-Arevalillo , Alfonso ; Papadimitratos , Panos (2017)
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Subject: secure routing | trust management system | [ INFO ] Computer Science [cs] | blockchain protocol

International audience; A gamut of secure inter-domain routing protocols has been proposed in the literature. They use traditional PGP-like and centralized Public Key Infrastructures for trust management. In this paper, we propose our alternative approach for managing security associations, Secure Blockchain Trust Management (SBTM), a trust management system that instantiates a blockchain-based PKI for the operation of securerouting protocols. A main motivation for SBTM is to facilitate gradual deployment across Autonomous Systems (ASes) with minimal opera-tional and economical costs. An initial performance evaluation supports the practicality of SBTM and outlines potential benefits of blockchain-based frameworks for securing routing protocols.
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