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Re: BGP Security and PKI Hierarchies

  • From: Florian Weimer
  • Date: Thu Nov 24 14:28:26 2005

* Steven M. Bellovin:

> Furthermore, given that a trust algebra may yield a trust value, rather 
> than a simple 0/1, is it reasonable to use that assessment as a BGP 
> preference selector?  That would tie the security very deeply -- too 
> deeply? -- into BGP's guts.

Wouldn't this provide significant economic incentive towards gaining a
high value on this metric?  I'm not sure if this a good idea because
even if you call it a "trust metric", it does not have to correspond
to ethical behavior.