BGP Security Research Question

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Tue Nov 4 14:03:00 UTC 2014


> Let me disagree - Pakistan Youtube was possible only because their uplink
> provider did NOT implement inbound route filters . As always the weakest
> link is human factor - and no super-duper newest technology is ever to help
> here .

Agreed, the uplink absolutely should have implemented prefix filtering.

However, if the Youtube prefixes had been protected with RPKI, ISPs far
away could have verified the announcements themselves - and would have
found that the Pakistan Telecom originated prefixes were invalid (and
would presumably have found the original Youtube prefixes to be valid).
As least that's how I understand RPKI.

I want *both* prefix filtering and a system like RPKI.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no


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