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Re: BGP security in practice
> I didn't say that MD5 would solve the configuration problems, but > that the fact that just mis-configuration errors can cause lots of > damage should clue people into the fact that the protocol has > vulnerabilities to deliberate attack. Every protocol is vulnerable if the principals are mis-configured (i.e. do not follow the protocol). The protocol for crossing a busy street at the light involves checking for the green light before crossing the street. A mis-configured principal checks the light, ignores red or yellow, and immediately crosses. Does it mean that the protocol is broken or does it mean that a principal is broken? Alex P.S. In this specific case I am strictly looking at "misconfiguration causes problems" implies brokenness of the protocol.