[afnog] GPON FTTH networks (in)security
loganaden at gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 10:18:32 UTC 2016
On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 9:29 PM, Willy MANGA <mangawilly at gmail.com> wrote:
> Do you use GPON FTTH for your customers ? Yes ?
> You should carefully consider this post  from Pierre Kim .
> This issue has been raised in France  but no provider want to address
> it it seems.
In my humble opinion, the infrastructure was not designed with security in mind.
That being said, I believe that this is where African ISPs could have
made a difference.
European ISPs have already invested in their FTTH infrastructure. By
contrast we are still deploying the internet in our region. Instead of
focusing so much resources on the core of the network, it makes
economical sense to also invest in the edge of the network, by
improving the security, instead of simply aiming for IPv6 deployment.
If an African country has problems accessing the internet due to
compromised Internet of Things devices, (see Liberia:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/04/liberia_ddos/), then investing
on securing the edge is a valid business case.
There were concerns about the compromised devices in Mauritius DDOSing
the internet at large:
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