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Linux-based route server battles BGP attacks

Oct 23, 2009, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"Designed to manage routing information exchange, the ZebOS Internet Route Server is also paired with support for anti-BGP hijacking, says IP Infusion. BGP hijacking is said to exploit the framework of the BGP Internet routing protocol to propagate illegal routing information. Once such information is propagated, traffic can be re-directed to the offending gateway, thereby causing a "black hole" and disruption of services, says the San Jose-based Access subsidiary.

"The ZebOS Internet Route Server is available as a fully configured server, that can be used for route-viewing, monitoring, and policy controlled route transmission in the control plane, says IP Infusion. The software is said to create a BGP view for multiple clients that enables network operators to easily group BGP peers and then assign unified policies for inbound and outbound traffic."

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