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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 1 March 2016

MANRS and Routing Security in the News!

By Megan Kruse Manager, Technology Outreach and Strategic Planning

The Internet Society’s Andrei Robachevsky recently discussed with IDG News Service Collaborative Security, MANRS, and how we can work together to make the Internet’s routing system a safer and more stable place. In “Fixing the Internet’s routing security is urgent and requires collaboration,” Andrei and others discuss anti-spoofing, DDoS attacks, and more.

Regarding MANRS, specifically, here’s a snippet of the article:

“Implementing the MANRS recommendations, which are based on existing industry best practices, can have some short-term costs for ISPs, but according to ISOC, that’s probably not the reason why many of them have failed to implement them. The bigger problem, the organization believes, is a lack of awareness about these problems or not having the expertise to fix them.

The methods through which routing leaks and IP address spoofing can be dealt with are diverse and currently documented in different places across the Internet. That’s why ISOC and the MANRS members are working on a Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) document that will bring those recommendations together and provide clear guidance for their implementation.

The goal is to assist the small, regional ISPs with adopting these measures, because they make up around 80 percent of the Internet, said Andrei Robachevsky, ISOC’s technology program manager.”

We encourage you to read the whole article, and if you haven’t already looked into MANRS, do it and sign up now!


[Editor’s Note: This blog post first appeared on the MANRS Blog at]

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