Route Bazaar: Automatic Interdomain Contract Negotiation

TitleRoute Bazaar: Automatic Interdomain Contract Negotiation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsCastro, I., Panda A., Raghavan B., Shenker S., & Gorinsky S.
Other Numbers3777

While it is widely acknowledged that the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) has many flaws, most of the proposed fixes focus solely on improving the stability and security of its path computation. However, because interdomain routing involves contracts between Autonomous Systems (ASes), this paper argues that contractual and routing issues should be tackled jointly. We propose Route Bazaar, a backward-compatible system for flexible Internet connectivity. Inspired by the decentralized construction of trust in cryptocurrencies, Route Bazaar uses a decentralized public ledger and cryptography to provide ASes with automatic means to form, establish, and verify end-to-end connectivity agreements.

Bibliographic Notes

Proceedings of the 15th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS XV), Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland

Abbreviated Authors

I. Castro, A. Panda, B. Raghavan, S. Shenker, and S. Gorinsky

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type

Article in conference proceedings