Host Mobility Protocol for Secure Group Communication in Wireless Mobile Environments
Source: University of Malaya
Secure group communication allows a set of nodes (or devices) to communicate securely amongst each other over unprotected and open networks. Provision of security for group communication is based on cryptographic services, which relies on careful management of cryptographic keying material. Securing group communication in wired networks is fairly well understood, however wireless networks introduce further challenges as group members may move from one place to another while still remaining in a group session. In this paper the authors propose a host mobility protocol to govern group member movement in wireless mobile environments. They introduce the use of lists as part of the protocol design in order to facilitate host mobility.