BGP Security Requirements

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Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2008-11-03)
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The security of BGP, the Border Gateway Protocol, is critical to the proper operation of large-scale internetworks, both public and private. While securing the information transmitted between two BGP speakers is a relatively easy technical matter, securing BGP, as a routing system, is more complex. This document describes a set of requirements for securing BGP and the routing information carried within BGP.


Blaine Christian (
Tony Tauber (

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