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Practical BGP Security

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. tripwire45
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    Practical BGP Security

    The vulnerabilities in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) have been widely known for many years now. The threats range from attacking the TCP port 179 connections between peers, injecting false information into the global routing database, trying to create a Denial of Service (DoS) condition, or reroute traffic to perform a Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attack. If you saw the cover of the recent Network World magazine on January 19th then you saw the story about the U.S. governments working toward securing their BGP connections. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes these threats and what the consequences mean for the U.S. government. They are looking toward BGPSEC to help solve the problem. Unfortunately, BGP suffers from the same problem as IPv6 adoption. You can’t change the routed protocol or the routing protocol of the Internet over an evening...

    The full article is at NetworkWorld.com.
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