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RE: New Draft Document: De-boganising New Address Blocks

  • From: william(at)
  • Date: Tue Feb 24 23:45:09 2004

On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, Michel Py wrote:

> Hint: all this bogon or related filtering is not a long-term solution.
> We need it now, but the long term solution is some kind of
> authentication that will allow only the rightful owner of a block to
> announce it.

This I completely agree with. The correct future solution is authentication of
network ownership of ip block with proper digital signatures (in fact I
think I put on completewhois website). Its too bad S-BGP does not seem to 
be have futher development and more support. And I reject the idea that 
not enough memory is a big problem for deployment - the memory on PCs is 
really cheap now and the router vendors can easily develop routers with 
1GB or RAM or more when needed and protocol can be done in a way that 
signatures are complimentary/optional and not required so as to support 
slow deployment. 

PS. I have lots of ideas in this area, I'd love to know where to send them
all, I don't see any discussion on any public mailing list about S-BGP.

William Leibzon
Elan Networks
[email protected]