Embedding Authentication & Authorization in Discovery Protocols for Standard Based Publish/Subscribe Middleware: A Performance Evaluation
Fabrizio Ronci, Marco Listanti
DOI: 10.4236/cn.2011.31006   PDF    HTML     6,633 Downloads   11,278 Views   Citations


Standard based Pub/Sub middleware, such as OMG Data Distribution Service (DDS), could assume a key role in supporting computer communications requiring continuous state information updating, deterministic deadline to data delivering and real time information adjourning. This kind of capability could be well ex-ploited by Peer-To-Peer (P2P) systems, Internet-wide as long as private ones, like in Public Safety or Civil Protection Communication Systems; but Pub/Sub specifications, and DDS/RTPS (Real Time Publish Sub-scribe) as well, usually do not provide Authentication & Authorization (AA) mechanisms. In the present work two important novelties are assessed: a possible scheme to implement AA in DDS/RTPS networks and a time performance evaluation study about embedded Authentication in RTPS.

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F. Ronci and M. Listanti, "Embedding Authentication & Authorization in Discovery Protocols for Standard Based Publish/Subscribe Middleware: A Performance Evaluation," Communications and Network, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2011, pp. 39-49. doi: 10.4236/cn.2011.31006.

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