Wspólnotowy Serwis Informacyjny Badan i Rozwoju - CORDIS

VPN systems

UCL has deployed a Virtual Private Networked system with 6net, which provides for edge-based VPNs. The system deployed is based upon Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) agency’s Dynamic VPN Controller (DVC) system which provides an entirely distributed VPN infrastructure established in the form of “coalitions”, with each DVC site maintaining its own set of security and access policies to its local "participating network resources".

Each coalition partner site runs a local DVC, which is connected to a common wide area network. Coalition partners make their "participating network resources" available through their respective local DVC. Each DVC maintains a local XML-based policy database, constructed via a Java-based policy editor tool, to dictate access to local resources. A web-based CGI-implemented user interface is provided for initiating and disabling coalition connections. In order to establish a connection when a partner makes a request to join a coalition, the local DVC initiates a connection to a remote DVC via SSL. The initiating DVC provides its security policies, which may be passed up to the DVC Operators at the remote sites.

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