fived: A Session Layer Design to Secure the Internet

Published as Working-group on Applied Security & Privacy Technical Report UCSC-WASP-15-01.


This technical report outlines the design of fived. An ongoing project to bring features currently implemented in the application layer of the Internet into the core network stack. These features would traditionally describe OSI 7-layer model's session layer. This design would have the greatest impact on the security and flexibility of our networks.

Publication date:
November 2015

D J Capelis

Secure Networks

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Bibtex entry

  author       = {D J Capelis},
  title        = {fived: A Session Layer Design to Secure the Internet},
  institution  = {University of California, Santa Cruz},
  number       = {UCSC-WASP-15-01},
  month        = nov,
  year         = {2015},
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