BGP / routing paper recommendations?

Warren Kumari warren at
Tue Feb 2 15:57:00 UTC 2021

On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 10:06 AM Casey Callendrello <c1 at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm part of a paper reading club, and the group's interest has turned to
> BGP and Internet routing in general. As the only person in the group who
> even knows what an AS is, I've been tasked with finding interesting
> papers on the subject. Any papers or presentations that you found
> valuable or interesting?

You asked for papers, but I'm going to recommend a book -- "BGP4:
Inter-Domain Routing in the Internet: Inter-Domain Routing in the
Internet by John W. Stewart"

I used to buy a copy of this for everyone I hired -- it's short, and
to the point, and covers things (largely) from first principles. It is
now somewhat old, but mostly still covers things.
The other "standard" book is the Halabi book - "Internet Routing
Architectures". This was for many years the canonical BGP book, but it
is much longer...

Both books can probably be found used in many used book stores.

I'm not affiliated, etc in any way with these, but handing them to new
network people made my life much much better :-)

> My list, so far:
> - ARTEMIS: Neutralizing BGP Hijacking Within a Minute
> (
> - Securing BGP - A Literature Survey
> (
> - Stable Internet routing without global coordination
> (
> - A Survey on Approaches to Reduce BGP Interdomain Routing Convergence
> Delay on the Internet (
> I would particularly appreciate papers that focus on the
> distributed-systems aspect of routing, such as convergence times,
> stability, and security. Happy to take responses off-list, will
> summarize in due time.
> TIA,
> -- Casey Callendrello

The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the
complexities of his own making.
  -- E. W. Dijkstra

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