SSL for IRR queries?

Jake Khuon khuon at NEEBU.Net
Fri Jan 11 20:47:30 UTC 2002

### On Fri, 11 Jan 2002 14:45:35 -0500 (EST), Tony Tauber
### <ttauber at> casually decided to expound upon nanog at
### the following thoughts about "SSL for IRR queries?":

TT> If there's a desire to trust information garnered
TT> from the Internet Routing Registry (eg. RADB, RIPE),
TT> it would seem that one would like a way to verify
TT> the server responding to queries.

There is implimentation work being done for rps-auth (RFC2725) by RIPE,
Merit and others I believe.  This should ensure authenticated integrity of
the data.  If it's query-time man-in-the-middle type attacks one is worried
about then an implimentation of rps-dist (RFC2769) addresses that issue
which I believe is being done by RIPE, Merit and others as well.  I had
heard it was moved to a lower priority than implimenting rps-auth however. 
Perhaps someone from the RIPE db-wg could comment.

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