Accountable internet protocol (aip)

David G. Andersen, Hari Balakrishnan, Nick Feamster, Teemu Koponen, Daekyeong Moon, Scott Shenker

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-350
Number of pages12
JournalComputer Communication Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008
EventACM SIGCOMM 2008 Conference on Data Communication, SIGCOMM'08 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2008Aug 22 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications


  • Accountability
  • Address
  • Internet architecture
  • Scalability
  • Security


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