The next essential piece of BGP best practices is something known as route origin authorization. Route origin authorization has been a recent effort to try and secure the routing system and it's one of the first steps that the industry has taken in the last few years to ensure that we can deal with hijacks of address space that seem to be more and more prevalent on the internet today. Route origin authorization is the central first step that we will be taking to secure this and we'll be looking at route origin authorization and the associated requirements later on in this series.

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