Internet exchange points team up to bring better MANRS to the internet

Spreading bad routing information to your neighbors on the internet isn’t just bad manners, it could be bad for business.

That, at least, is the message that the Internet Society (ISOC) wants to spread, as it calls on internet exchange points (IXPs) to help eliminate the most common threats to the internet’s routing system.

If they do so, then it’s good news for their members, the ISPs that interconnect there, and for those ISPs’ customers, who will benefit from more secure and robust internet access.

In 2016, ISOC invited network operators to join its MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security) Initiative, and over 50 have already done so.

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