Fwd: [arin-announce] ARIN Resource Certification Update

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Mon Jan 24 18:16:14 CST 2011

thanks john.  your consideration to the ops community is appreciated.

> ARIN continues its preparations for offering production-grade resource
> certification services for Internet number resources in the region.
> ARIN recognizes the importance of Internet number resource
> certification in the region as a key element of further securing
> Internet routing, and plans to rollout Resource Public Key
> Infrastructure (RPKI) at the end of the second quarter of 2011 with
> support for the Up/Down protocol for those ISPs who wish to certify
> their subdelegations via their own RPKI infrastructure.

way cool.  and there are open source tool-sets the isps can run to
handle their resources, generate roas, ...

> ARIN continues to evaluate offering a Hosting Resource Certification
> service for this purpose (as an alternative to organizations having to
> run their own RPKI infrastructure), but at this time it remains under
> active consideration and is not committed.  We look forward to
> discussing the need for this type of service and the organization
> implications atour upcoming ARIN Members Meeting in April in San Juan,
> PR.

i understand fearing holding others' private keys and critical data.  no
blame there.

<separate subject>
but out of curiousity, how reality based are arin's general liability
fears?  in the last few years, how many times has arin been a named
defendant in a law suit?  how many times a [principal] plaintiff?


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