A feed ahead of the weekend: your slice of networking morsels

www.theregister.co.uk | 4/26/2018 | Staff
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It's roundup time again, with ISOC working to protect the routing infrastructure, and announcements from Big Switch, F5, and Juniper.

The Internet Society this week decided its MANRS initiative needs extra legs, and has recruited Internet exchanges to test the trusted routing process.

Register - Networking - Desk - MANRS - Mutually

As The Register's networking desk explained in 2016, MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security) isn't a technology, but rather, a process designed to maintain the stability of the Internet's routing infrastructure.

Two characteristics of Internet routing make it fragile: its foundation protocol, BGP (the Border Gateway Protocol), is ancient; and the exchange of route data assumes everybody knows and trusts each other.

MANRS - Attempt - Business - Process - Part

MANRS is an attempt to codify the business process part of route exchanges – it defines baselines to protect route announcements, handle DDoS vulnerabilities and response coordination, and network information publication.

ISOC is now hoping to expand MANRS beyond its original focus on network operators, and has recruited a multi-national band of Internet exchanges (IXPs) to also support the initiative.

IXP - Participants - Project - Asteroid - International

The ten IXP participants in the project are Asteroid (International), CABASE (Argentina), CRIX (Costa Rica), DE-CIX (Germany), INEX (Ireland), MSK-IX (Russia), Netnod (Sweden), RINEX (Rwanda), TorIX (Canada), and YYCIX (Canada).

To cater for the exchange providers, ISOC has created an IXP membership class, with “a set of security actions to address the unique needs and concerns of IXPs”.

IXPs - Items - Action - List - Items

Participating IXPs have agreed to implement the first three items on the action list below, and at least one of items four and five:

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