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BGP misconfigurations strike back in Pakistan and affect Youtube

Tue, 02/26/2008 - 01:46 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

All network engineers who are working with the interdomain routing protocol used on the Interned named BGP know that BGP is not 100% secure and that misconfigurations or attacks could cause problems on the Internet. The key problem is that BGP does not have mechanisms to verify the validity of a received route advertisement. From time to time, misconfigurations happen and are discussed on operators mailing lists such as nanog. Yesterday, youtube was affected by such a misconfiguration.


IP Multicast Fast Reroute Framework

Mon, 02/25/2008 - 13:00 by Pierre François • Categories:
Dimitri Papadimitriou and Pierre Francois. IP Multicast Fast Reroute Framework. February 2008. draft-dimitri-rtgwg-mfrr-framework-00.txt. bibTeX  pdf 

The 14 engineering challenges for the 21st century

Fri, 02/22/2008 - 14:48 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

The NSF has issued a report listing the 14 engineering challenges that need to be solved to ensure progress of the world. See http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/cms/8996/9221.aspx

The US National Academy of Engineering also published an interesting web site with the great achievements of the 20th centruy. http://www.greatachievements.org/


A Secure Mechanism for Address Block Allocation and Distribution

Fri, 02/22/2008 - 13:48 by Damien Leroy • Categories:
Damien Leroy and Olivier Bonaventure. A Secure Mechanism for Address Block Allocation and Distribution. In Amitabha Das, Francis Bu Sung Lee, Hung Keng Pung, and Lawrence Wai Choong Wong, editor, Proc. IFIP Networking, pages 748-755, Singapore, May 2008. Springer Verlag. bibTeX  pdf  pdf 

OpenLISP implementation report

Tue, 02/19/2008 - 23:02 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:
Luigi Iannone and Olivier Bonaventure. OpenLISP implementation report. Internet draft, draft-iannone-openlisp-implementation-00.txt, February 2008. (Now Obsolete). bibTeX  pdf 

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