Identity-Based Signatures for Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Routing Protocols (RFC7859)
Original Publication Date: 2016-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jun-29
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
[RFC7182] defines Integrity Check Value (ICV) TLVs for use in packets and messages that use the generalized MANET packet/message format defined in [RFC5444]. This specification extends the TLV definitions therein by defining two new cryptographic function code points from within the registries set up by [RFC7182]. This allows the use of an Identity-Based Signature (IBS) as an ICV. An IBS has an additional property that is not shared by all of the previously specified ICVs; it not only indicates that the protected packet or message is valid, but also verifies the originator of the packet/message.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) C. Dearlove Request for Comments: 7859 BAE Systems Category: Experimental May 2016 ISSN: 2070-1721
Identity-Based Signatures for Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Routing Protocols
This document extends RFC 7182, which specifies a framework for (and specific examples of) Integrity Check Values (ICVs) for packets and messages using the generalized packet/message format specified in RFC 5444. It does so by defining an additional cryptographic function that allows the creation of an ICV that is an Identity-Based Signature (IBS), defined according to the Elliptic Curve-Based Certificateless Signatures for Identity-Based Encryption (ECCSI) algorithm specified in RFC 6507.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for examination, experimental implementation, and evaluation.
This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
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RFC 7859 Identity-Based Signatures May 2016
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2. Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5