- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande - FURG
- Academic Sector
The aim of the project is to analyze the deployment of AS-Path Prepending on the Internet and to understand its implications for Internet routing security by providing knowledge that allows network operators to assess the tradeoffs of using AS-Path Prepending for unbound traffic engineering. This project is the first one that seeks to understand the impacts of the use of AS-Path Prepending on the security of the Internet routing ecosystem using actual Internet data. The mains goals include characterizing ASPP in terms of deployment, policies and, effectiveness as an ITE tool; identifying prefixes/autonomous systems potentially at risk due to the use of ASPP; fostering the security of the Internet routing ecosystem by reducing the number of unnecessary prepends that exist on the Internet today; reporting results to the network community periodically; providing a platform for data analysis; and presenting and discussing findings at NOG meetings.