Bootstrapping TESLA

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Authors Steffen Fries  , Hannes Tschofenig 
Last updated 2010-04-08 (latest revision 2004-10-19)
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With the Timed Efficient Stream Loss-tolerant Authentication protocol (TESLA) a protocol for providing source authentication in multicast scenarios was introduced. A mapping for TESLA to the Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) has been published which assumes that some TESLA parameters are made available by out-of-band mechanisms. This document describes payloads for bootstrapping these parameters with the help of the Multimedia Internet KEYing (MIKEY) protocol.


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