SSL for IRR queries?

Tony Tauber ttauber at
Fri Jan 11 20:53:03 UTC 2002

On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Stephen Griffin wrote:
> In the referenced message, Tony Tauber said:
> >
> > If there's a desire to trust information garnered
> > from the Internet Routing Registry (eg. RADB, RIPE),
> > it would seem that one would like a way to verify
> > the server responding to queries.
> At this time, I think verification and sanity-checking
> of the data that goes into the IRR is more important than
> that which comes out of it.
> There is a plethora of stale registrations, entities who
> don't register (*cough*701*cough*), and at least one entity
> which is robo-proxy-registering routes "in the wild" (due to
> the folks who don't register.)

I understand your gripe but am not interested in boiling the
ocean today.  If there were a *subset* of information that
one was prepared to trust somewhat, the modest enhancement
of more verifiable queries would be nice and, I think, fairly
cheap to add.


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