BGP (in)security makes the AP wire
hank at efes.iucc.ac.il
Tue May 11 10:06:18 CDT 2010
On Tue, 11 May 2010, Mmaad Dooog wrote:
> Is anyone going to jump on the irony of the last two paragraphs?
> Having to use the excessively rigid, slow, static, boring expensive PSTN
> to fix the cool, fast, flexible cheap, cool, fun Internet? That'll work
> just fine, of course. Until, that is, one of the telcos in the path
> saves a few bucks and routes a call leg over the Internet.
> What will us network operators do when there is NO out of band
> management path to anything? What will happen when you can't even place
> a phone call?
> The PSTN ran about 80 years or so on in-band signaling until a very
> rational cost/benefit decision was made to remove signaling from the
> traffic path. Physically seperating signaling (SS7) and routing (LERG,
> etc) paths from the traffic (for all but the access link) was a large,
> expensive, difficult effort, but worth it. The PSTN is full of
> quasi-governmental central authorities for everything, and is all the
> better for it.
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