Preventing future internet traffic misroutes….

Remember back in April of 2010 when for 18 minutes internet traffic was mistakenly misrouted through China’s state run telecom agency?  According to this H article, the European internet registry (RIPE) who manages assignment of IP addresses along with AfriNIC, LACNIC and APNIC have implemented a PKI certificate based solution to confirm the legitimacy of internet traffic routes.

Unfortunately, ARIN who manages the internet registry for North America will not be ready to deploy this technology until Q2 of 2011.  Better late than never…

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