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Distributed Data Management Support to Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol Security Manager

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111174D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chen, FP: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is a method that allows passing of security information for authentication between two systems before data exchange took place in a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network.

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Distributed Data Management Support to Transmission Control Protocol/
Internet Protocol Security Manager

      Described is a method that allows passing of security
information for authentication between two systems before data
exchange took place in a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) network.

      In the Distributed Data Management Architecture (DDMA) support
for TCP/IP, a new Communications Manager (CM) is defined for the
TCP/IP network protocol and the CM provides security flow for
validating users.

      This security information exchange is accomplished by using
Communication Manager Data Stream Structure (CMNDSS) command between
Source Communication Manager and Target Communication Manager.

      The following sequence shows the security information flow
between the source system and the target system:

     -   user id.                  (source --> target)
        -   password.                 (source --> target)
        -   service token.            (source --> target)

     -   acknowledgement.          (target --> source)
             if the security information was valid.
        -   security error condition.  (target --> source)
             if the security information was invalid.

 -   syntax error.             (source --> target, target --> source)
           if there is syntax e...