Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2013/310

MinimaLT: Minimal-latency Networking Through Better Security

W. Michael Petullo and Xu Zhang and Jon A. Solworth and Daniel J. Bernstein and Tanja Lange

Abstract: Minimal Latency Tunneling (MinimaLT) is a new network protocol that provides ubiquitous encryption for maximal confidentiality, including protecting packet headers. MinimaLT provides server and user authentication, extensive Denial-of-Service protections, and IP mobility while approaching perfect forward secrecy. We describe the protocol, demonstrate its performance relative to TLS and unencrypted TCP/IP, and analyze its protections, including its resilience against DoS attacks [56]. By exploiting the properties of its cryptographic protections, MinimaLT is able to eliminate three-way handshakes and thus create connections faster than unencrypted TCP/IP.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols /

Date: received 22 May 2013

Contact author: tanja at hyperelliptic org

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