MD5 considered harmful

Grzegorz Janoszka Grzegorz at
Fri Jan 27 22:11:50 UTC 2012

On 27-01-12 21:52, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> Who would want to reset a BGP that will come back up in 30-90 seconds when you can packet an entire router off the 'Net easier, more quickly, and for longer a period?


Actually, when you have lot of MD5 BGP session coming up at the same
time (a connection to internet exchanges went up), you have longer
convergence time because of higher cpu load. MD5 offers no security
advantages and in some cases it causes more downtime by slowing down

Grzegorz Janoszka

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