Revealed: The Internet's well known BGP behavior

Nathan Ward nanog at daork.net
Fri Aug 29 22:24:34 CDT 2008


On 30/08/2008, at 9:58 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:

> * Alex Pilosov:
>
>> We've demonstrated ability to monitor traffic to arbitrary
>> prefixes. Slides for presentation can be found here:
>> http://eng.5ninesdata.com/~tkapela/iphd-2.ppt
>
> The interesting question is whether it's acceptable to use this trick
> for non-malicious day-to-day traffic engineering.


The technique of path stuffing ASes who you do not want to receive an  
announcement is called AS PATH poisoning. It's a fairly well known  
trick.

--
Nathan Ward








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