MANRS Explained

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 reduce the most common routing threats.

MANRS requires collaboration among participants and shared responsibility for the global Internet routing system. Joining MANRS means joining a community of security-minded organizations committed to making the global routing infrastructure more robust and secure.

The Portuguese Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC PT) in conjunction with the European Bureau of Internet Society will run a

MANRS Course — November 21, 2019

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MANRS Papers

MANRS Tutorials and online courses

  • MANRS Tutorials in MANRS.ORG These six tutorials provide an introduction to MANRS, including the four Actions all network operators should implement to improve both the Internet’s routing security and their own network’s operational efficiency. Who Should Take These Tutorials? The target audiences are network administrators, network engineers, and other …
  • MANRS Course in APNIC Academy. Course Language: English This course provides an introduction to MANRS, including the four actions network operators should implement to improve routing security on the Internet. MANRS is a global initiative, supported by the Internet Society, to implement critical fixes needed to eliminate the most common routing threats. Course Content Modules Status 1 Module 1: Welcome …
  • ISOC MANRS Lab Manager. This is the initial version of the ISOC Lab Manager. This is a training/lab system initially created for MANRS to teach people how to set up BGP route filtering, source address validation and Internet Routing Registry (IRR) objects.

BGP Resources

  • BGP for All Training Videos – Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the primary routing protocol used to transfer data and information on the Internet or autonomous systems. BGP is a Path Vector Protocol which maintains paths to different hosts, networks and gateway routers and determines the routing decision based on rules, filtering, weight and community. 

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MANRS in action in the Asia Pacific region

MANRS in action in the Asia Pacific region

Read an interesting article reporting on the experience of a MANRS course and its results in the APNIC region.

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MANRS Observatory

MANRS Observatory

The MANRS Observatory is a new online tool to monitor the state of Internet routing security. It aggregates data from trusted sources into a user-friendly dashboard to help network operators improve the security of their networks. Access the MANRS Observatory

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