BGP Security Research Question

sthaug at sthaug at
Tue Nov 4 12:38:14 UTC 2014

> 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.

These mechanisms do little or nothing to protect against unauthorized
origination of routing information. There are plenty of examples which
say it has *not* been enough, see for instance the Pakistan Telecom -
Youtube incident in 2008.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at

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