Identity Crisis: Designing Namespaces for ID-PKC and MANETs
Source: University of London
In this paper, the authors explore the "Interface" between IDentity-based Public Key Cryptography (ID-PKC) and Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs). In particular they examine the problem of naming and namespace design in an Identity-based Key Infrastructure (IKI). They examine the potential impact that different types of identifiers may have on the utility of ad hoc networks where an IKI provides the underlying key infrastructure. They also highlight problems inherent in extending namespaces to allow inter-operability amongst heterogeneous trust domains.