AbstractPeople own a number of personal devices whose state and resources might be of interest to others. Owners of these devices may be willing to selectively share them with their family, friends, and colleagues, but there exists no easy and secure mechanism to do so. In this paper, we propose SBone, an architecture that allows personal devices to share their resources and state with each other, seamlessly and securely, using a social network for authentication, naming, discovery and access control. The sharing mechanism is derived from the inter-personal relationships that exists among owners by virtue of their presence in online social networks. We present a case study of how SBone can be used to share internet connectivity resource between devices.
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