Date Added: May 2010
The unprecedented growth of the Internet over the last years, and the expectation of an even faster increase in the numbers of users and networked systems, suggest that in the near future the Internet may become the single integrated communication media. However, as the dependence on the networking infrastructure grows, its security becomes a major concern, in light of the increased attempt to compromise the infrastructure. In particular, the routing operation is a highly visible target that must be shielded against a wide range of attacks. The current inter-domain routing protocol, the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), is limited in implementations of universal security.