Networking

A Group Key Management Approach for Multicast Cryptosystems

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Executive Summary

The security in the multicast communication in the large groups is the major obstacles for effectively controlling access to the transmitting data. The IP Multicast itself does not provide any specific mechanisms to control the intruders in the group communication. Group key management is mainly addresses upon the trust model developed by Group Key Management Protocol (GKMP). There are several group key management protocols that are proposed, this paper will however elaborate mainly on Group key management which has a sound scalability when compared with other central key management systems. This paper emphases protocol which provides a scope for the dynamic group operations like join the group, leave the group, merge without the need of central mechanisms.

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