Accountable internet protocol (aip)

TitleAccountable internet protocol (aip)
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsAndersen DG, Balakrishnan H, Feamster N, Koponen T, Moon D, Shenker S
JournalSIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev.
Pagination339 - 350
Date Published2008/08//
ISBN Number0146-4833
Keywordsaccountability, address, internet architecture, scalability, Security

This paper presents AIP (Accountable Internet Protocol), a network architecture that provides accountability as a first-order property. AIP uses a hierarchy of self-certifying addresses, in which each component is derived from the public key of the corresponding entity. We discuss how AIP enables simple solutions to source spoofing, denial-of-service, route hijacking, and route forgery. We also discuss how AIP's design meets the challenges of scaling, key management, and traffic engineering.