Last Call Review of draft-ietf-opsec-bgp-security-05

Request Review of draft-ietf-opsec-bgp-security
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 07)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2014-10-14
Requested 2014-09-11
Authors Jerome Durand, Ivan Pepelnjak, Gert Doering
Draft last updated 2014-10-16
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -05 by Christer Holmberg (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -06 by Christer Holmberg (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -05 by Alexey Melnikov (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -05 by Lionel Morand (diff)
Rtgdir Last Call review of -05 by Geoff Huston (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Alexey Melnikov 
State Completed
Review review-ietf-opsec-bgp-security-05-secdir-lc-melnikov-2014-10-16
Reviewed rev. 05 (document currently at 07)
Review result Ready
Review completed: 2014-10-16



I have reviewed this document as part of the security directorate's 

ongoing effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the IESG. 

 These comments were written primarily for the benefit of the security 

area directors.  Document editors and WG chairs should treat these 

comments just like any other last call comments.

BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) is the protocol almost exclusively used in 

the Internet to exchange routing information between network domains. 

This document describes measures to protect the BGP sessions itself 

(like TTL, TCP-AO, control plane filtering) and to better control the 

flow of routing information, using prefix filtering and automatization 

of prefix filters, max-prefix filtering, AS path filtering, route flap 

dampening and BGP community scrubbing.

This document is entirely about BGP operational security. As the 

security consideration points out it doesn't talk about existing BGP 

implementations and their vulnerabilities. I think the document is 

covering operational security of BGP well.