Secure broadcasting in large networks

Hung-Min Sun, Shiuh-Pyng Shieh
1998 Computer Communications  
It is common that users or hosts in a large network are partitioned and organized as a hierarchical tree where children of the same parent form a group. Secure broadcasting intends to provide a secure communication channel from a sending principal to a group of legal receiving principals. Only legal receiving principals can decrypt the message, and illegal receiving principals cannot acquire any information from the broadcasted message. In this paper, we propose a secure broadcasting protocol
more » ... which only one packet is transmitted for every broadcast, and the size of the broadcasted packet is small. 0 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.
doi:10.1016/s0140-3664(97)00187-4 fatcat:cvti3pmlerh7jaam3irfa2vaby