DiamEAP: An open-source diameter EAP application and its evaluation

Souheil Ben Ayed, Fumio Teraoka

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Abstract

The Diameter Protocol is a AAA protocol that solves the problems of previous AAA protocols such as RADIUS. Diameter EAP Application is one of Diameter applications that supports authentication using EAP. In this research, we designed a new state machine for Diameter EAP Server and implemented the first open-source Diameter EAP Application, called DiamEAP. It is available under BSD-like license. DiamEAP is designed to be extensible so that any new EAP method can be implemented separately as a shared library called EAP method plug-in. Newly added EAP methods are supported without modifications to the DiamEAP implementation. In addition, DiamEAP provides a cryptography library that any EAP method plug-in can use. As one of EAP methods, we implemented EAP-TLS on DiamEAP. We also present our implementation of a Diameter EAP Server and evaluated the basic performance. As a result, DiamEAP's processing time for 20 sessions/second is about 11.9 ms and a duration for authenticating a user is around 45.3 ms. DiamEAP is supported by the AAA working group of the WIDE Project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 16th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2010
Pages464-469
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event2010 16th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2010 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2010 Oct 312010 Nov 3

Publication series

Name2010 16th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2010

Other

Other2010 16th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2010
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period10/10/3110/11/3

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Keywords

  • AAA
  • Diameter EAP application
  • Diameter protocol
  • EAP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Ayed, S. B., & Teraoka, F. (2010). DiamEAP: An open-source diameter EAP application and its evaluation. In 2010 16th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2010 (pp. 464-469). [5679993] (2010 16th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/APCC.2010.5679993