Exploring Average Performance of Group Key Management Algorithms over Multiple Operations

S. Zheng, J. Alves-Foss, and S.S. Lee (USA)


group key management, group communications, crypto graphic protocols


Traditional analysis of group key protocol performance is based on the cost of performing a single operation. We ex tend this analysis to examine the performance behavior of five group key protocols after execution of multiple opera tion. This paper reports the results of our experiments for 100 operations consist of combinations of join, leave, mass add and mass leave operations. The results of these ex periments are consistent with the original single operation experiments, thus validating their utility.

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