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Re: Bellovin sez...

  • From: Abha Ahuja
  • Date: Fri Feb 20 15:26:36 1998

jumping in with a plug that the IRR and the route servers could help
facilitate this.... *grin*

-abha <ducking behind eric so he gets hit first..>

On Fri, 20 Feb 1998, Eric Sobocinski wrote:

> They could, that is, unless everyone to whom the hacker attached was
> doing ingress BGP filtering for all peers/downstreams.  I'm sure my
> Merit RA comrades would be glad to jump in with a plug that IRR and
> route servers could help facilitate this, as would the varied groups
> that are working on authenticating network allocations of incoming
> routes.  But that of course was your point.  :-)
> 
> --eric <ducking in case he started a religious war>
> 
> 
> On Fri, 20 Feb 1998 at 09:29 PST, Michael Dillon <[email protected]> wrote:
> > 
> > Here's a quote from this story
> > http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB19980220S0001
> > 
> >    Both Bellovin and his AT&T colleague Matt Blaze cited the vulnerability
> >    of the Net's decentralized routing system, ....  This routing
> >    information has been accidentally corrupted several times, they said,
> >    resulting in massive traffic flows being rerouted through single slow
> >    machines or blocked altogether.
> > 
> >    They said a hacker could also cause this kind of corruption. 
> > 
> > --
> > Michael Dillon                   -               Internet & ISP Consulting
> > http://www.memra.com             -               E-mail: [email protected]
> 

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