In this paper, we propose a simple IPSec protocol stack for Micro Server. We proposed an implementation of IPSec protocol stack which is constructed by Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) protocol with Advanced Encryption Security (AES) encryption scheme, whereas authentication using MD5 algorithm is optional. Researchers have focused on creating a small system composed of sensors and a Micro Server where it has a small sized memory, multi-function, low cost, but without security consideration. The security problem in the Micro Server is a challenging task because of the very limited flash memory. Here, we have implemented the AES function as 2.704 Kbytes and the ESP protocol with this encryption function as 3.822Kbytes of code. Therefore, the proposed method has less than 4Kbytes in code size. Even including the authentication using MD5, the file size is less than 7Kbytes although this is still optional. In our proposed method, we have focused on implementing the encapsulation of the payload and ignored the key exchange procedure to simplify the secure communication compared to conventional IPSec protocol stack.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Network Security|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Dec 1|
- 8-bit micro-controller
- Micro server
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications