Show 93 – Lies and Routing in the Internet

This show is few moments to breathe, take stock, and meditate about peace in our time and listen to someone else do the talking. Today, Packet Pushers is re-broadcasting a recording of a presentation by Geoff Huston from the AusCERT2011.

I have to say that I’ve always known that Internet routing was a mess but Geoff breaks it down in approachable and easy to understand way that drives home just how unreliable and insecure the Internet is. Chilling stuff and well worth listening to. Geoff Huston is a well known and respected figure in the development of the Internet.

Here is the description form the conference website:

Securing the Internet’s Foundations – Addresses and Routing

The framework of trust that supports the operation of the internet starts with a basic assumption about the uniqueness of IP addresses and the integrity of routing. If this assumption fails then the internet is exposed to many forms of subversion and attack. This presentation will outline the role of addresses and routing and the potential attack vectors, and will also report on the progress to establish a secure framework for addresses and their use in the Internet, highlighting the progress in establishing a secure routing environment for the Internet.

APNIC’s Geoff Huston on routing system “lies”

This was recorded by – a podcast on information security which I listen to every week. The host, Patrick Grey is a freelance security journalist who really knows his stuff. I’d sure like to meet up and meet both him and Adam Buarlow(?) someday.

Risky Business is a great show which a good practical mix of security news and interviews with interesting people. A big shout out to Patrick Grey who kindly gave me permission to use his recording. And thanks to Geoff Huston who also gave his permission to rebroadcast this recording.

About Geoff Huston

Geoff Huston is the Chief Scientist at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), where he undertakes research on topics associated with Internet infrastructure, IP technologies, and address distribution policies. Prior to APNIC, Geoff was employed as the Chief Internet Scientist at Telstra and Technical Manager of the Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNET). He was a leading figure in the development of Australia’s academic and commercial Internet services.


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