Security

Let the Market Drive Deployment: A Strategy for Transitioning to BGP Security

Date Added: Feb 2011
Format: PDF

With a cryptographic root-of-trust for Internet routing (RPKI) on the horizon, the authors can finally start planning the deployment of one of the secure interdomain routing protocols proposed over a decade ago (Secure BGP, secure origin BGP). However, if experience with IPv6 is any indicator, this will be no easy task. Security concerns alone seem unlikely to provide sufficient local incentive to drive the deployment process forward. Worse yet, the security benefits provided by the SBGP protocols do not even kick in until a large number of ASes have deployed them.