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Trusting BGP sessions

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Tue Nov 14 15:35:27 2000

On Mon, 13 November 2000, David Diaz wrote:
> The cabal makes jokes "Officially there is no cabal."
> In reality the fact is that peering is a trust event.  You are 

Peering is a business decision.  It is not an engineering decision
nor a trust event.

Technically, can a peer BGP session do any more or less damage to
your network than a customer BGP session?  The protocol is identical.