Secure and resilient peer-to-peer e-mail design and implementation

J. Kangasharju, K. W. Ross, D. A. Turner

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    Abstract

    E-mail is a mission-critical communication function for virtually all institutions. Modern e-mail employs a server-centric design, in which the user is critically dependent on her mail server. We present a peer-to-peer (P2P) email architecture that eliminates the need to rely on a single server and boosts the resilience of email against any kinds of attacks. Our architecture also provides confidential communications for all users. We present how the basic mechanisms of sending and reading email are implemented in our architecture. We also consider additional schemes to improve anonymity in our architecture. We present our prototype implementation and discuss the future of P2P communication architectures.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, P2P 2003
    EditorsRoss Lee Graham, Germano Carroni, Nahid Shahmehri
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages184-191
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)0769520235, 9780769520230
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2003
    Event3rd International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, P2P 2003 - Linkoping, Sweden
    Duration: Sep 1 2003Sep 3 2003

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - 3rd International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, P2P 2003

    Other

    Other3rd International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, P2P 2003
    CountrySweden
    CityLinkoping
    Period9/1/039/3/03

    Keywords

    • Computer architecture
    • Computer science
    • Electronic mail
    • Information science
    • Mission critical systems
    • Peer to peer computing
    • Postal services
    • Prototypes
    • Resilience
    • Stress

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kangasharju, J., Ross, K. W., & Turner, D. A. (2003). Secure and resilient peer-to-peer e-mail design and implementation. In R. L. Graham, G. Carroni, & N. Shahmehri (Eds.), Proceedings - 3rd International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, P2P 2003 (pp. 184-191). [1231519] (Proceedings - 3rd International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, P2P 2003). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PTP.2003.1231519