GPF 13 – What can be learned from recent major BGP routing leaks

What can be learned from recent major BGP routing leaks

Doug Madory, Oracle

For a little more than 90 minutes on 6 November 2017, internet service for millions of users in the U.S. and around the world slowed to a crawl. Was this widespread service degradation caused by the latest botnet threat? Not this time. The cause was yet another BGP routing leak. Routing leaks were again in the news in December when a Russian ISP originated several dozen BGP routes involving IP address space belonging to high-profile companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook.

This talk will review these events and expand upon previous analyses by exploring the impacts in IPv6 routing. It will also discuss the efficacy of fielded mechanisms to reduce the impact of these types of events.

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