Server Location Verification (SLV) and Server Location Pinning: Augmenting TLS Authentication

@article{Abdou2017ServerLV,
  title={Server Location Verification (SLV) and Server Location Pinning: Augmenting TLS Authentication},
  author={Abdelrahman Abdou and Paul C. van Oorschot},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2017},
  volume={abs/1608.03939}
}
We introduce the first known mechanism providing realtime server location verification. Its uses include enhancing server authentication by enabling browsers to automatically interpret server location information. We describe the design of this new measurement-based technique, Server Location Verification (SLV), and evaluate it using PlanetLab. We explain how SLV is compatible with the increasing trends of geographically distributed content dissemination over the Internet, without causing any… 

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