Technical reports

# A matrix key distribution system

**Li Gong, David J. Wheeler**

October 1988, 20 pages

## Abstract

A new key distribution scheme is presented. It is based on the distinctive idea that lets each node have a set of keys of which it shares a distinct subset with every other node. This has the advantage that the numbers of keys that must be distributed and maintained are reduced by a square root factor; moreover, two nodes can start conversation with virtually no delay. Two versions of the scheme are given. Their performance and security analysis shows it is a practical solution to some key distribution problems.

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## BibTeX record

@TechReport{UCAM-CL-TR-164, author = {Gong, Li and Wheeler, David J.}, title = {{A matrix key distribution system}}, year = 1988, month = oct, url = {http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/techreports/UCAM-CL-TR-164.pdf}, institution = {University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory}, number = {UCAM-CL-TR-164} }