Accountability as a service

TitleAccountability as a service
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBender A, Spring N, Levin D, Bhattacharjee B
Conference NameProceedings of the 3rd USENIX workshop on Steps to reducing unwanted traffic on the internet
Date Published2007///
PublisherUSENIX Association
Conference LocationBerkeley, CA, USA

We propose that accountability be a first-class network service, independent of addressing and routing. We design a scheme for allowing accountability services, rather than connectivity-providing ISPs, to vouch for traffic, allowing victims to report abuse, filter abusive traffic, and isolate malicious senders. We discuss how accountability services may evolve, how they may facilitate new applications, and the implications of shifting the burden of network policing to a dedicated service.