BGP (in)security makes the AP wire

Paul Bosworth pbosworth at gmail.com
Mon May 10 19:43:11 CDT 2010


I'm right there with you. I'm pretty sure the Internet would have crashed
and burned long ago from human error if this was the case. People typically
unintentionally bungle things worse than when they mean to.

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 4:39 PM, Jeroen van Aart <jeroen at mompl.net> wrote:

> Steven Bellovin wrote:
>
>>
>> http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/05/08/business/AP-US-TEC-Fragile-Internet.html
>>
>> It's a pretty reasonable article, too, though I don't know that I agree
>> about the "simplicity of the routing system"....
>>
>
> I am very skeptical whenever I see claims of this nature "If I do X I can
> bring down large global system Y in a matter of minutes/hours" where X
> involves something reasonably simple any single person with some skill could
> do.
>
> --
> http://goldmark.org/jeff/stupid-disclaimers/
>
>


-- 
Paul H Bosworth
GSEC, GCFW, GCIH
CCNP, CCIP, CCDP



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