REMUS: A rerouting and multiplexing system for grid connectivity across firewalls

Tan, Jefferson, Abramsonm, David and Enticott, Colin (2009) REMUS: A rerouting and multiplexing system for grid connectivity across firewalls. Journal of Grid Computing, 7 1: 25-50. doi:10.1007/s10723-008-9104-1

Author Tan, Jefferson
Abramsonm, David
Enticott, Colin
Title REMUS: A rerouting and multiplexing system for grid connectivity across firewalls
Journal name Journal of Grid Computing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1570-7873
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10723-008-9104-1
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 7
Issue 1
Start page 25
End page 50
Total pages 26
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Subject 1705 Computer Networks and Communications
1708 Hardware and Architecture
1710 Information Systems
1712 Software
Abstract The Grid provides unique opportunities for high-performance computing through distributed applications that execute over multiple remote resources. Participating institutions can form a virtual organization to maximize the utilization of collective resources as well as to facilitate collaborative projects. However, there are two design aspects in distributed environments like the Grid that can easily clash: security and resource sharing. It may be that resources are secure but are not entirely conducive to resource sharing, or networks are wide open for resource sharing but sacrifice security as a result. We developed REMUS, a rerouting and multiplexing system that provides a compromise through connection rerouting and wrappers. REMUS reroutes connections using proxies, ports and protocols that are already authorized across firewalls, avoiding the need to make new openings through the firewalls. We also encapsulate applications within wrappers, transparently rerouting the connections among Grid applications without modifying their programs. In this paper, we describe REMUS and the tests we conducted across firewalls using two Grid middleware case studies: Globus Toolkit 2.4 and Nimrod/G 3.0.
Keyword Firewalls
Grid connectivity
Network security
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
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