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The Internet’s routing foundation has cracks, and they’re growing. Not a single day goes by without dozens of incidents affecting the routing system. Route hijacking, route leaks, IP address spoofing, and other harmful activities can lead to DDoS attacks, traffic inspection, lost revenue, reputational damage, and more. These incidents are global in scale, with one operator’s routing problems cascading to impact others.

Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) is a global initiative, supported by the Internet Society, that provides crucial fixes to eliminate the most common routing threats.

There are two categories of MANRS participants: Network Operators and IXPs.

Network operators should implement at least three of the following four Actions:

  • Filtering – Prevent propagation of incorrect routing information
  • Anti-spoofing – Prevent traffic with spoofed source IP addresses
  • Coordination – Facilitate global operational communication and coordination between network operators
  • Global Validation – Facilitate validation of routing information on a global scale

Internet Exchange Points should implement at least three out of the following five IXP Actions:

  • Facilitate prevention of propagation of incorrect routing information
  • Promote MANRS in the IXP’s membership
  • Protect the peering platform
  • Facilitate global operational communication and coordination between network operators
  • Provide monitoring and debugging tools to members

MANRS is documented on its own website at https://www.manrs.org.

Related Events

APAN 45

25-29 March 2018

The APAN45 Meeting is an excellent platform for leading network staff, academics and scientists in the Asia Pacific region to collaborate and exchange knowledge on advanced network technologies and applications. Numerous tutorials, workshops, presentations and demonstrations would be delivered during the 5 days event.

Kevin Meynell will be speaking in the Network Engineering Workshop on Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 11.00 – 12.30 SGT (UTC+8).

This workshop is for network engineers & NOC staff who are working on integrating R&E networking in the Asia-Pacific and with the rest of the world, including APAN and GEANT/Asi@Connect, to support advanced intercontinental applications.

Read more about the event

Euro-IX Forum

15-17 April 2018

The European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX) gathers 83 IXPs from around the world. It was formed in May 2001 with the intention to develop, strengthen and improve the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) community. A number of IXPs recognised a need to combine their resources in order to coordinate technical standards, develop common procedures, share and publish statistics and other useful information. This would in turn give all interested parties a better insight into the world of IXPs.

Andrei Robachevsky will be speaking at this event on Working Together to Improve Routing Security for All

In this session, Andrei will look at the scale of the problem and discuss how various entities – IXPs, ISPs, CDNs and Cloud providers, etc. – can put their efforts together in a win-win game for routing security and the Internet.

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Internet Exchange Points Team up to Bring Better MANRS to the Internet
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Internet Exchange Points Team up to Bring Better MANRS to the Internet

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In the News 23 April 2018

Canadian IXPs join secure routing initiative to close Internet loopholes

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Introducing a New MANRS IXP Programme for Routing Security
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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 23 April 2018

Introducing a New MANRS IXP Programme for Routing Security

Today, we are pleased to announce that the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) is getting a new...

MANRS Launches New IXP Programme to Promote Routing Security
Press Releases 23 April 2018

MANRS Launches New IXP Programme to Promote Routing Security

African, European, Russian, North American, and South American IXPs Onboard The Ten Founding Participants are Asteroid (International), CABASE (Argentina),...

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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 16 April 2018

ISOC Engages with R&E Networking in the Asia-Pacific Region

The APAN 45 meeting was held on 25-29 March 2018 in Singapore, where Kevin Meynell presented the MANRS routing security...

New RFC 8360 – RPKI Validation Reconsidered – Offers Alternative Validation Procedures to Improve Routing Security
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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 6 April 2018

New RFC 8360 – RPKI Validation Reconsidered – Offers Alternative Validation Procedures to Improve Routing Security

RFC 8360, Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) Validation Reconsidered, is now published in the RFC libraries. What is RPKI?...

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