Key Grids: A Protocol Family for Assigning Symmetric Keys

@article{Aiyer2006KeyGA,
  title={Key Grids: A Protocol Family for Assigning Symmetric Keys},
  author={Amitanand S. Aiyer and Lorenzo Alvisi and Mohamed G. Gouda},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols},
  year={2006},
  pages={178-186}
}
We describe a family of log n protocols for assigning symmetric keys to n processes in a network so that each process can use its assigned keys to communicate securely with every other process. The k-th protocol in our protocol family, where 1 les k les log n, assigns O(k2 kradicn) symmetric keys to each process in the network. (Thus, our (log n)-th protocol assigns O(log2 n) symmetric keys to each process. This is not far from the lower bound of O(log n) symmetric keys which we show is needed… CONTINUE READING
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