"Grid computing has contributed to advances in computational and commu-
nication technologies - making economically feasible the conglomeration of multiple clus-
ters of heterogeneous networked resources and services which, in turn, has lead to the
development of large-scale distributed systems. It is in this context that available re-
sources are allocated to where a company, research center, or industry needs them most.
However, available resources may be limited. We propose a secure delivery and billing
protocol between service provider and service requester designed not only to ensure that
the communication protocol be subject to no malicious attacks but also to provide billing
authentication for business transactions. Our approach can be used within a wide vari-
ety of applications with relatively few modi cations to the super-peer protocol while only
causing slight, readily ignorable increases in traﬃc."
International Journal of Innovative Computing Information and Control