Securing the BGP or controlling it?
hank at efes.iucc.ac.il
Mon May 10 14:56:29 CDT 2010
On Mon, 10 May 2010, Thomas Magill wrote:
> All of the major providers I have worked with have required proof of
> 'ownership' of address space or an LoA from the registered holder of
> that space before they would allow advertisements from me, which are
> then filtered. Is this not the norm? I can understand if they are
> talking about an operator making a mistake, but the article seems to
> imply that anyone running BGP can bring down the Internet... I think
> any competent provider can easily eliminate this threat from customers.
> Are there any types of penalties if an ISP is found to not be taking
> adequate precautions, other than the possible threat of losing business?
ROTFLMAO. Competent provider? Penalties? Threats? You made my day.
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