A secure PIM-SM multicast routing protocol

Junqi Zhang*, Vijay Varadharajan, Yi Mu

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents a new secure scheme for Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM-SM). PIM is the predominant multicast routing protocol in use on the Internet today, where members of the multicast group are distributed sparsely over a wide area. Security issues are particularly important in such multicast routing protocols. In this paper, we propose two distributed group key management schemes to build a secure PIM-SM multicast routing protocol. With these schemes, the network administrator can manage the secure PIM-SM multicast more efficiently, and the management of groups is made more flexible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-288
Number of pages13
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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