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We describe a novel method for authenticating multicast packets that is robust against packet loss. Our focus is to minimize the size of the communication overhead required to authenticate the packets. Our approach is to encode the hash values and the signatures with Rabin's Information Dispersal...
We introduce the concept of administrative scope in a role hierarchy and demonstrate that it can be used as a basis for role-based administration. We then develop a family of models for role hierarchy administration (RHA) employing administrative scope as the central concept. We then extend RHA 4...