Date Added: Sep 2011
The strength of the Internet relies heavily on the strength of BGP routing. BGP is the glue that holds the Internet together: it is the common language of the routers (hat interconnects networks or Autonomous Systems (AS). The robustness of BGP and the authors' ability to manage it effectively is hampered by the limited global knowledge and lack of coordination between Autonomous Systems. One of the few efforts to develop a globally analyzable and secure Internet is the creation of the Internet Routing Registries (IRRs). IRRs provide a voluntary detailed repository of BGP policy information.