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Fail-Stop Protocols: An Approach to Designing Secure Protocols
 by Li Gong.

Abstract
This paper presents a methodology to facilitate the design and analysis of secure cryptographic protocols. This work is based on a novel notion of a fail-stop protocol, which automatically halts in response to any active attack. This paper suggests types of protocols that are fail-top, outlines some proof techniques for them, and uses examples to illustrate how the notion of a fail-stop protocol can make protocol design easier and can provide more solid basis for some proposed protocol analysis methods.
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