Do Not Complicate Routing Security with Voodoo Economics

Dobbins, Roland rdobbins at arbor.net
Sun Sep 4 06:24:38 CDT 2011


On Sep 4, 2011, at 5:02 PM, Randy Bush wrote:

> Will the benefits of security - no more YouTube incidents, etc. - be perceived as worth having one's routing at the whim of an non-operational administrative monopoly?

Given recent events in SSL CA-land, how certain are we that the putative security benefits are all that great?  Not to mention the near-certainty of a BGP version of 'PROTECT IP', once the mechanisms are in place.

Same applies to DNSSEC, of course.

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