BGPsec Protocol Specification
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "IETF-Announce" <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, "The IESG" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, "Matthias Waehlisch" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Protocol Action: 'BGPsec Protocol Specification' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-sidr-bgpsec-protocol-22.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'BGPsec Protocol Specification' (draft-ietf-sidr-bgpsec-protocol-22.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Secure Inter-Domain Routing Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Alvaro Retana, Alia Atlas and Deborah Brungard. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-sidr-bgpsec-protocol/
Technical Summary This document describes BGPsec, an extension to the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) that provides security for the path of autonomous systems through which a BGP update message passes. BGPsec is implemented via an optional non-transitive BGP path attribute that carries a digital signature produced by each autonomous system that propagates the update message. Working Group Summary This document has been discussed in the working group since 2011. The WG has been asked periodically to confirm continued interest, and has each time indicated that the work is valuable and should continue. The idr WG has also provided feedback and input. Document Quality The work mentioned here is applicable to all inter-domain BGP operators. BGPsec has been implemented in BIRD and Quagga, two popular open source BGP daemons. The BIRD community explicitly agreed to integrate this extension in the main branch. Personnel Shepherd: Matthias Waehlisch Responsible AD: Alvaro Retana RFC Editor Note This document is the base of a series being considered by the IESG; most are titled draft-ietf-sidr-bgpsec-*. This document should be published with the lowest RFC number, and be followed with consecutive RFC numbers by draft-ietf-sidr-as-migration and draft-ietf-sidr-bgpsec-ops. All other related documents don't require consecutive numbers.