Summary: Accountable Internet Protocol (AIP)
David G. Andersen1, Hari Balakrishnan2, Nick Feamster3,
Teemu Koponen4, Daekyeong Moon5, and Scott Shenker5
1 Carnegie Mellon University, 2 MIT, 3 Georgia Tech, 4 ICSI & HIIT, 5 University of California, Berkeley
This paper presents AIP (Accountable Internet Protocol), a network
architecture that provides accountability as a first-order property.
AIP uses a hierarchy of self-certifying addresses, in which each
component is derived from the public key of the corresponding
entity. We discuss how AIP enables simple solutions to source
spoofing, denial-of-service, route hijacking, and route forgery. We
also discuss how AIP's design meets the challenges of scaling, key
management, and traffic engineering.
Categories and Subject Descriptors
C.2.6 [Internetworking]; C.2.1 [Computer-Communication
Networks]: Network Architecture and Design
Internet architecture, accountability, address, security, scalability