Fast Multicast Scheme with Secure Network Coding in Cloud Data Centers

Kaixiang Huang1, Yue Chen1,2, Hongyong Jia1, Julong Lan2, Xincheng Yan1 and Zhiwei Wang3

  1. Sciences State Key Laboratory of Mathematical Engineering and Advanced Computing
    450001 Zhengzhou, China
  2. China National Digital Switching System Engineering and Technological Research Centre
    450001 Zhengzhou, China
  3. Department of Computer Sciences of the University of Hongkong
    Hongkong, China


Multicast is widely applied in cloud data centers. Because intermediate nodes can encode the packets, network coding improves the capacity and robustness of multicast applications. However, this system is vulnerable to pollution attacks. Existing schemes mainly focus on homomorphic cryptographic technologies against such attacks. However, the homomorphic cryptographic technology introduces complicated key management and calculation and storage overhead. This paper proposes a novel, fast, and secure network-coding multicast on software-defined networks. This scheme separates the complicated secure multicast management from fast data transmission. In the control layer, when users and switches try to join the secure multicast, they are authenticated and authorized by the controller. Only trusted nodes can join the forwarding paths. In the data layer, the trusted nodes only forward the data. The proposed scheme can use traditional cryptography without homomorphy; thus, it greatly reduces computation complexity, improves transmission efficiency, and thwarts pollution and eavesdropping attacks.

Key words

cloud data center, multicast, secure network coding, software-defined networks

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Volume 13, Issue 2 (June 2016)
Year of Publication: 2016
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Huang, K., Chen, Y., Jia, H., Lan, J., Yan, X., Wang, Z.: Fast Multicast Scheme with Secure Network Coding in Cloud Data Centers. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 13, No. 2, 531–545. (2016)