BGP Security Research Question

Yuri Slobodyanyuk yuri at
Tue Nov 4 12:06:35 UTC 2014

Having seen few hundreds BGP peerings with internal clients as well as with
uplink providers cannot
recall anyone ever even trying to use such features. And given that both
were created back in late 90s early 2000s we can safely assume these
technologies (S-BGP/soBGP) will stay just that - blue-sky academic research
(but who can tell the future on the other hand ...)
In real life people use - bgp ttl security, md5 passwords, control plane
protection of 179 port, inbound/outbound routes filters. So far this has
been enough.

On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 5:57 AM, Anthony Weems <amlweems at> wrote:

> I'm a student in college learning about networking and, specifically, BGP.
> Does anyone have any statistics on the use of S-BGP or soBGP in the wild?
> I've read a few papers / RFCs on the subject (from Cisco and the like), but
> I haven't been able to find any information about actual usage.
> Additionally, do people scan BGP speakers in the same sense that
> researchers perform scans of the Internet (e.g. zmap)?
> --
> Anthony Weems

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