BGP MD5 at IXP

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Fri Mar 9 16:27:44 CST 2012


On Mar 9, 2012, at 17:24 , Jay Hanke wrote:

> How critical is BGP MD5 at Internet Exchange Points? Would lack of
> support for MD5 authentication on route servers prevent some peers
> from multilaterally connecting? Do most exchange operators support it?

<http://mailman.nanog.org/pipermail/nanog/2012-January/thread.html>

Search for MD5.

Most IXP route servers support it, few require it.  So even if you do it on your side, doesn't mean someone else did it on their side.

I've never seen anyone refuse to connect to an IXP route server that did not, but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened.

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TTFN,
patrick




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