Re: [bess] Mirja Kühlewind's Discuss on draft-ietf-bess-mvpn-expl-track-12: (with DISCUSS and COMMENT)

Alvaro Retana <> Thu, 25 October 2018 14:33 UTC

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Protecting the control plane is a topic that is wider than this document…or
even wider than “just for BGP” (as covered by rfc7454).  Additional
recommendations are given in both rfc7454 and rfc6192 — this document
should then have a reference to them.

My 2c.


On October 24, 2018 at 5:28:55 AM, Mirja Kühlewind (


In section 9 (security considerations):
Thanks for discussing network load here! However, I find this sentence a bit

„The specification of counter-measures for this problem is outside the scope

of this document.“
Isn’t there any easy way to make some more recommendations for counter
that could be discussed here? E.g. implement some rate limiting or
Or only accept LIR-PF request from preconfigured hosts (given that LIR-PF
support must anyway be pre-configured)? I’m not an expert on this topic and
therefore don’t know if any of such recommendations make sense, however, I
would quickly like to discuss if it is potentially possible to say more than

what’s current said. Thanks!