Route Server Security
Job Snijders, NTT Communications
The Internet relies on a complex routing eco-system that is composed of the interconnections between our autonomous systems (ASNs). Route servers play an important role in connecting us to each other. An under-exposed aspect of route servers is that an insecure route server can affect any business, regardless whether the business peers with the route servers, or even is present at the IXP. In other words: as a route server’s trustworthiness decreases, its value to the internet exchange participants decreases. In this update, the speaker will cover recent developments in the open source world and share insights from IXPs who migrated from insecure to secure route server configurations.