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

The US National Academy of Engineering also published an interesting web site with the great achievements of the 20th centruy.

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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