[Cryptography] Washington Post: Google racing to encrypt links between data centers

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Sep 7 17:07:38 EDT 2013

On Sat, Sep 07, 2013 at 01:53:13PM -0700, Tony Arcieri wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 4:53 PM, Marcus D. Leech <mleech at ripnet.com> wrote:
> > One wonders why they weren't already using link encryption systems?
> >
> Probably line rate and the cost of encrypting every single fiber link.
> There are few vendors who sell line rate encryption for 10Gbps+

Nanog and denog had a discussion about this, and in general nobody
believes the products you can buy, especially the export version, 
have no backdoor.

Doing it in software is only feasible at network edge, not core.

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