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Extensions to BGP to Support Secure Origin BGP (soBGP)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author James Ng
Last updated 2004-04-16 (Latest revision 2003-06-23)
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There is a great deal of concern over the security of routing systems within the Internet, particularly in relation to the Border Gateway Protocol [BGP], which is used to provide routing information between autonomous systems. This document proposes a system where the origin of any advertisement within BGP can be verified and authenticated, preventing the advertisement of prefix blocks by unauthorized networks, and verifying that the final destination in the path is actually within the autonomous system to which the packets are being routed.


James Ng

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