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GSTF Journal on Computing (JoC)

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A Framework for the Implementation of Secure Bare-Based Web-Email System

  • Patrick Appiah-KubiAffiliated withComputer Engineering Department, Indiana State UniversityInformation Sciences Department, Towson UniversityKwame Nkrumah University
  • , Anthony TsetseAffiliated withKwame Nkrumah UniversityOffenburg UniversityIT University of Copenhagendepartment of Computer Information Systems, State University of New York Fredonia
  • , Alae LoukiliAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, Ohio Dominican University

Abstract

Webmail systems have being developed for different OS-based platforms. These OS-based systems present their own benefits and treats. Framework and white papers for developing these systems are available but there is no specific framework available for the implementation of such systems on Bare PC. Implementation of such systems on a Bare PC poses daunting challenges and innovative opportunities that are revolutionary in server designs. Building such systems for security could even be more challenging. Secure Webmail systems are complex, large and require intricate components to develop. As a result, a lean system was developed for this research. The lean concept also helps to build small protocol suite, intertwining of protocols, limited requirement space, simple user interfaces and minimal design options. The paper provides a detail framework for the design and implementation, experimental setup and the results of experiments conducted. Performance is evaluated by measuring the processing time, throughput, the CPU Utilization and load distribution. The results show that the performance of the Bare PC Webmail server is significantly better than that of the OS-based servers.

Keywords

Bare PC Application Object HTTP PHP parser TLS SMTP Operating system