[rfc-dist] BCP 194, RFC 7454 on BGP Operations and Security

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        BCP 194        
        RFC 7454

        Title:      BGP Operations and Security 
        Author:     J. Durand, I. Pepelnjak, G. Doering
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       February 2015
        Mailbox:    jerduran at cisco.com, 
                    ip at ipspace.net, 
                    gert at space.net
        Pages:      26
        Characters: 56946
        See Also:   BCP 194

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-opsec-bgp-security-07.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7454

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the protocol almost exclusively
used in the Internet to exchange routing information between network
domains.  Due to this central nature, it is important to understand
the security measures that can and should be deployed to prevent
accidental or intentional routing disturbances.

This document describes measures to protect the BGP sessions itself
such as Time to Live (TTL), the TCP Authentication Option (TCP-AO),
and control-plane filtering.  It also describes measures to better
control the flow of routing information, using prefix filtering and
automation of prefix filters, max-prefix filtering, Autonomous System
(AS) path filtering, route flap dampening, and BGP community

This document is a product of the Operational Security Capabilities for IP Network Infrastructure Working Group of the IETF.

BCP: This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for 
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