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An internetwork authentication method is provided for verifying a sending host by a receiving host or an intermediate router or gateway. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining a network address and a public key of a receiving host; utilizing the public key from the receiving host in combination with a private key of the originating host to generate a cryptographic signature; transmitting the signature along with data through a first subnetwork in at least one packet; receiving at least one packet at the receiving host; and the receiving host utilizing a private key of said receiving host site and a public key of said originating host to verify said cryptographic signature.

Title
Intermediate network authentication
Application Number
8/254087
Publication Number
5511122
Application Date
June 3, 1994
Publication Date
April 23, 1996
Inventor
Randall Atkinson
Annandale
VA, US
Agent
Daniel Kalish
Thomas E McDonnell
Assignee
The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy
DC, US
IPC
H04K 1/00
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