[Ndn-interest] Adding HMAC to available NDN signature types

GTS gts at ics.uci.EDU
Sat Sep 20 10:24:20 PDT 2014


adding an HMAC-based authenticator option to secure NDN content is a 
good idea.
It certainly makes sense for intranets and other intra-AS settings.

I believe that CCNx has introduced an HMAC option quite some time ago.
It might be worthwhile to check with PARC and not to reinvent the wheel.


On 9/19/14, 11:12 AM, Adeola Bannis wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am proposing to add an HMAC type, using SHA256 as the hash function, 
> to the signature types defined at 
> http://named-data.net/doc/NDN-TLV/current/signature.html. This will 
> enable communication with symmetric keys, which reduces the signing 
> and verification load on resource-constrained devices.
> The proposal is attached. Please review it and reply with any comments 
> or suggestions.
> Thanks,
> Adeola
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