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RE: Winstar says there is no TCP/BGP vulnerability
Please forgive me if I'm naive and/or ask a stupid question, but is there any reason (besides your platform not supporting it) _not_ to MD5 your BGP sessions? Geez, on my _home_ router all my v4 BGP sessions are MD5ed (v6 not there yet). Michel. -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Joe Rhett Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 8:07 PM To: Rodney Joffe Cc: NANOG Subject: Re: Winstar says there is no TCP/BGP vulnerability I've left your entire message below so that one can see I've removed nothing. Winstar has made NONE of the statements you are interpreting from their response. They have simply stated that they don't support it at this moment in time. I'll grant you that they could have answered "when" or "why" or "what else". But they certainly didn't say anything you are suggesting that they have said. <joke>Should we ever meet, I'll remember to never turn down a beer. You might think I'm pro-prohibition or something...</joke> On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 01:44:44PM -0700, Rodney Joffe wrote: > > Perhaps we are all making too much of this... > > It appears that Winstar feels that there is no need for MD5 > authentication of peering sessions. One of our customers has just had > the following response from Winstar following a request to implement MD5 > on their OC3 connection to Winstar. My first suggestion is to locate > another upstream provider (they have 3 already). > > However, perhaps someone from Winstar would care to help us all > understand what the alternative solution is to securing the session via > MD5? I would *love* an alternative to the 5 days of work we've just gone > through. > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Justin Crawford - NMCW Engineer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > > Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 11:13 AM > > To: xxxxxx > > Subject: Re: *****SPAM***** MD5 implimentation on BGP > > > > xxxxx, > > > > Winstar does not currently run MD5 authentication with our peers. > > > > Thanks > > > > Justin > > > > Thank you for your time and business > > > > Justin Crawford > > Winstar NMCW > > Ph: 206-xxx.xxxx > > Has anyone else run in to this with Winstar? > > -- > Rodney Joffe > CenterGate Research Group, LLC. > http://www.centergate.com > "Technology so advanced, even we don't understand it!"(SM) -- Joe Rhett Chief Geek JRhett@Isite.Net Isite Services, Inc.