TESLA with FLUTE over Satellite Networks

L Liang, H Cruickhank, Z Sun, Gorry Fairhurst

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Multicast research has explored the security challenges faced in group communications. Multicast transport and multicast security need to work in close collaboration to realise a multicast service. However, there has been comparatively little work to combine the two technologies. In this paper the authors, presenting an example of partially integrating Timed Efficient Stream Loss-Tolerant Authentication (TESLA) protocol and the File Delivery over Unidirectional Transport (FLUTE) protocol. TESLA provides source authorization and data integrity for multicast groups. This paper proposes a loose synchronization mechanism for a unidirectional transmission environment, suited to satellite networks. It also analyses the effects on Forward Error Control (FEC) and the congestion control building blocks of FLUTE when used with TESLA.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2008
EventIEEE ICC (2008) - , United Kingdom
Duration: 19 May 200823 May 2008


ConferenceIEEE ICC (2008)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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