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Re: Internet failures over the next 3 years

  • From: Tony Li
  • Date: Wed Jun 23 02:28:33 1999

> There have been a number of suggestions for in-band (i.e.
> within BGP or at least within router) authentication.
> I have not yet seen one with no disadvantages.

Nor should you expect one without disadvantages.  There is a clear tradeoff here
between the quality of the authentication and the computational complexity.

Some leadership is needed in the ISP community to put a stake in the ground and
at least experiment with one of the alternatives.