Working Around BGP: An Incremental Approach to Improving Security and Accuracy of Interdomain Routing

Geoffrey Goodell, William Aiello, Timothy Griffin, John Ioannidis, Patrick McDaniel, Aviel Rubin

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Abstract

BGP is essential to the operation of the Internet, but is vulnerable to both accidental failures and malicious attacks. We propose a new protocol that works in concert with BGP, which Autonomous Systems will use to help detect and mitigate accidentally or maliciously introduced faulty routing information. The protocol differs from previous efforts at securing BGP in that it is receiver-driven, meaning that there is a mechanism for recipients of BGP UPDATE messages to corroborate the information they receive and to provide feedback. We argue that our new protocol can be adopted incrementally, and we show that there is incentive for network operators to do so. We also describe our prototype implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Symposium on Network and Distributed System Security, NDSS 2003
PublisherThe Internet Society
ISBN (Electronic)1891562169, 9781891562167
StatePublished - 2003
Event10th Symposium on Network and Distributed System Security, NDSS 2003 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Feb 6 2003 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Symposium on Network and Distributed System Security, NDSS 2003

Conference

Conference10th Symposium on Network and Distributed System Security, NDSS 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period2/6/03 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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