MANRS stands for Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security and this is an industry effort to ensure best practices for security of the routing system. If your organization supports and implements all four of these techniques, then you may wish to join the MANRS initiative. The URL is on the screen. There's a manual initiative for network operators and also for internet exchange points. So in summary our advice is to use configuration templates wherever possible, to try and standardize the configuration used as much as possible and be aware of some of the standard tricks to avoid compromise of the bgp session, in fact, anything to make your life easier, the network less prone to errors and the network more likely to scale. Also we advise to implement the four fundamentals of MANRS. It's all about scaling and if your network won't scale, then it won't be successful.

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