A systemic vulnerability of the Border Gateway Protocol routing
system, known as 'route leaks', has received significant attention in
recent years. Frequent incidents that result in significant
disruptions to Internet routing are labeled "route leaks", but to
date we have lacked a common definition of the term. In this
document, we provide a working definition of route leaks, keeping in
mind the real occurrences that have received significant attention.
Further, we attempt to enumerate (though not exhaustively) different
types of route leaks based on observed events on the Internet. We
aim to provide a taxonomy that covers several forms of route leaks
that have been observed and are of concern to Internet user community
as well as the network operator community.
Working Group Summary
This draft got significant review/discussion in the WG, with 5 revisions
and agreement in the group on the focus and direction/content of the draft.
There are no implementations of a protocol for this, this document is a
taxonomy of route leak types/causes/etc.
Shepherd: Chris Morrow
AD: Joel Jaeggli