Neighborhood watch for Internet routing: Can we improve the robustness of Internet routing today?

Georgos Siganos, Michalis Faloutsos

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Abstract

Protecting BGP routing from errors and malice is one of the next big challenges for Internet routing. Several approaches have been proposed that attempt to capture and block routing anomalies in a proactive way. In practice, the difficulty of deploying such approaches limits their usefulness. We take a different approach: we start by requiring a solution that can be easily implemented now. With this goal in mind, we consider ourselves situated at an AS, and ask the question: how can I detect erroneous or even suspicious routing behavior? We respond by developing a systematic methodology and a tool to identify such updates by utilizing existing public and local information. Specifically, we process and use the allocation records from the Regional Internet Registries (RIR), the local policy of the AS, and records used to generate filters from Internet Routing Registries (IRR). Using our approach, we can automatically detect routing leaks. Additionally, we identify some simple organizational and procedural issues that would significantly improve the usefulness of the information of the registries. Finally, we propose an initial set of rules with which an ISP can react to routing problems in a way that is systematic, and thus, could be automated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM 2007
Subtitle of host publication26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
Pages1271-1279
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2007
EventIEEE INFOCOM 2007: 26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: 6 May 200712 May 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Other

OtherIEEE INFOCOM 2007: 26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period6/5/0712/5/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Siganos, G., & Faloutsos, M. (2007). Neighborhood watch for Internet routing: Can we improve the robustness of Internet routing today? In Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM 2007: 26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (pp. 1271-1279). [4215733] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2007.151