Do Not Complicate Routing Security with Voodoo Economics

Leo Bicknell bicknell at
Mon Sep 5 12:47:24 UTC 2011

In a message written on Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 04:16:45PM -0400, Sharon Goldberg wrote:
> An ISP might deploy S*BGP in order to increase the volume of traffic
> that it transits for its customers.

I think this phrase summarizes the problem with this argument nicely.

If, as an ISP, deploying a "secure" routing protocol changes my
traffic positively or negatively something is wrong.  Securing the
routing system should not alter the routing system.

I'm afraid as long as it does this work has an uphill battle.

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at - CCIE 3440
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