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Identity-Based Signatures for Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Routing Protocols (RFC7859) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246735D
Original Publication Date: 2016-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jun-29
Document File: 34 page(s) / 37K

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C. Dearlove: AUTHOR


[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.

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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.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 Dearlove                      Experimental                      [Page 1]
 RFC 7859                Identity-Based Signatures               May 2016

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5