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Title Strong Naming of .NET Assemblies
Author Biskopstø Strøm, Torur
Supervisor Dragoni, Nicola (Embedded Systems Engineering, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Diplom thesis
Year 2009
Abstract This report describes a project which was done for Edlund A/S, a company developing software for insurance companies. The company requested an implementation, which could be used for their every day development, and test of strong naming in their main application framework Forsikring.NET. They wanted to know if strong naming would have any performance benets, in particular memory usage regarding scalability. They were also interested in any security benefits that strong naming would provide. The report covers the steps necessary to strong name PenSam, a customer solution which is a customized version of Forsikring.NET, and also the workings of SNU, a script meant for strong named assembly handling for daily development. The problems encountered during the implementation process are covered as well as how to address them. This implementation is then used as a reference to implement strong naming in another customer solution and then both strong named applications are performance tested against their respective stable versions. The report also discusses non-performance aspects of strong naming such as how the company should handle the private part of cryptographic keys and what security we can expect from strong naming. The report is outlined as follows: Prerequisites Implementation Performance Analysis Security Limitations Conclusion The Prerequisites chapter describes the necessary technological prerequisites, e.g. what is a hash code and what is its relation to strong names. Note that even though several technologies are descibed here, the knowledge discoveries are listed in chronological order, i.e. the technology necessary to address an unexpected problem is described together with the problem solution. It should also be noted that some programming experience is expected of the reader. Implementation contains the steps necessary to implement strong naming, a description of SNU, as well as all encountered problems and how to address them. How cryptographic keys should be handled is also covered in this chapter. Performance Analysis is the test chapter. The customer solutions StablePenSam, StrongPenSam, StablePFA and StrongPFA are performance tested. The test includes different loading time and memory usage. The Security Limitations chapter discusses non-performance aspects of strong naming and the security of strong naming. Finally Conclusion sums up results and discoveries.
Imprint Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Series IMM-B.Eng.-2009-39
Original PDF dip09_39.pdf (4.30 MB)
Admin Creation date: 2009-11-24    Update date: 2010-08-25    Source: dtu    ID: 252894    Original MXD