Accountable Internet Protocol (AIP)

By: 
David G. Andersen, Hari Balakrishnan, Nick Feamster, Teemu Koponen, Daekyeong Moon, and Scott Shenker
Appears in: 
CCR October 2008

This paper presents AIP (Accountable Internet Protocol), a networkarchitecture that provides accountability as a first-order property.AIP uses a hierarchy of self-certifying addresses, in which eachcomponent is derived from the public key of the correspondingentity. We discuss how AIP enables simple solutions to sourcespoofing, denial-of-service, route hijacking, and route forgery. Wealso discuss how AIP’s design meets the challenges of scaling, keymanagement, and traffic engineering.