Practicable route leak detection and protection with ASIRIA Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2022

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 12


  • 108966


  • 211

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1389-1286

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-7069


  • Route leak events have historically caused many wide-scale disruptions on the Internet. Leaks are particularly hard to detect because they most frequently involve routes with legitimate origin announced through legitimate paths that are propagated beyond their legitimate scope. In this paper we present ASIRIA, a mechanism for detecting and avoiding leaked routes and protecting against leakage events that uses AS relationship information inferred from the Internet Routing Registries. By relying on existing information, ASIRIA provides immediate benefits to early adopters. In particular, we consider the deployment of ASIRIA to detect leaks caused by over 300 ASes and we show that it can detect over 99% of the leakage events generated by a customer or a peer solely using currently available information in 90% of the cases.


  • Computer Science


  • bgp security; route leaks; routing registries