Date of Award
Master of Science
In this work, we have proposed a secured multicasting protocol based on reverse path forwarding. In this new protocol, we have proposed a method to maintain the security of the multicasting packets and also to reduce the number of control messages generated during security key exchanges. A concept known as asymmetric key cryptography has been used to design the security aspect of the protocol. This work is superior to some existing works on security from the viewpoint of better bandwidth utilization and space overhead.
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