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[liberationtech] The Good, Bad, & Ugly of Internet * 4:15PM, Wed February 11, 2015 in Gates B03 at Stanford

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From: Dennis Allison <allison at> <allison at>

 Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium
  4:15PM, Wednesday, February 11, 2015
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building Room B3

Border Gateway Protocol: the Good, Bad, and Ugly of Internet Routing

  Jim Cowie
Chief Scientist
Dyn <>
 *About the talk: *

Internet routing relies on good faith and trust among network operators to
maintain a clean, correct global routing table. If network operators inject
false routes, and persuade their peers and transit providers to propagate
them, the results can range from simple denial of service to subtle traffic
redirection. This talk will provide a technical overview of the weaknesses
of the Border Gateway Protocol, review some examples of BGP route hijacking
and misconfiguration in the wild, and suggest appropriate detection and
response strategies for the network operations and research community to

*Slides: *

There is no downloadable version of the slides for this talk available at
this time.

*Videos: *

   -  Join the live presentation.
   <> Wednesday January
   14, 4:15-5:30.  Requires Microsoft Windows Media player.
   - View video by lecture sequence.
   Winter 2015 only, HTML5. Available after 8PM on the days of the lecture.
   - View Video on YouTube about 24 hours after the day of the lecture.

 *About the speaker: *

  [image: [speaker photo]]  Jim Cowie has been Chief Scientist at Dyn since
the May 2014 acquisition of Renesys, where he was founder and CTO. Jim has
more than 20 years' entrepreneurial and software development experience in
high performance computing, network modeling and simulation, and Internet
measurement. His recent work focuses on the structure, dynamics,
performance, and economics of the Internet.

  *Contact information: *

Jim Cowie
Chief Scientist, Dyn
Twitter: @jimcowie, @dynresearch


See the Colloquium website,, for scheduled
speakers, FAQ, and additional information. Stanford and SCPD students can
enroll in EE380 for one unit of credit. Anyone is welcome to attend; talks
are webcast live and archived for on-demand viewing over the web.
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