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Associating network flows with user and application information

Ackermann, Ralf and Roedig, Utz and Zink, Michael and Griwodz, Carsten and Steinmetz, Ralf (2000) Associating network flows with user and application information. In: Proceedings of the Multimedia and Security Workshop at 8th ACM Multimedia 2000, Los Angeles, USA. ACM Press, New York, pp. 149-152. ISBN 1581133111

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    Abstract

    The concept of authenticating users e.g. by means of a login process is very well established and there is no doubt that it is absolutely necessary and helpful in a multiuser environment. Unfortunately specific information about a user originating a data stream or receiving it, is often no longer available at the traversed network nodes. This applies to the even more specific question of what application is used as well. Routers, gateways or firewalls usually have to base their classification of data on IP header inspection or have to try to extract information from the packets payload. We present an approach that works transparently and allows to associate user and application specific information with IP data streams by only slightly modifying components of the operating system environment and infrastructure components. On top of this framework we show usage scenarios for dedicatedly placing copyright information in media content and for an enhancement of the interoperation with the security infrastructure.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 60583
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 18 Dec 2012 15:27
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 17 Nov 2017 13:09
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/60583

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