[arin-announce] ARIN Resource Certification Update

Alex Band alexb at ripe.net
Sat Jan 29 09:26:55 CST 2011


Thanks for the update. With regards to offering a hosted solution, as you know that is the only thing the RIPE NCC currently offers. We're developing support for the up/down protocol as I write this.

To give you some perspective, one month after launching the hosted RIPE NCC Resource Certification service, 216 LIRs are using it in the RIPE Region and created 169 ROAs covering 467 prefixes. This means 40151 /24 IPv4 prefixes and 7274499 /48 IPv6 prefixes now have a valid ROA associated with them.

I realize a hosted solution is not ideal, we're very open about that. But at least in our region, it seems there are quite a number of organizations who understand and accept the security trade-off of not being the owner of the private key for their resource certificate and trust their RIR to run a properly secured and audited service. So the question is, if the RIPE NCC would have required everyone to run their own certification setup using the open source tool-sets Randy mentions, would there be this much certified address space now? 

Looking at the depletion of IPv4 address space, it's going to be crucially important to have validatable proof who is the legitimate holder of Internet resources. I fear that by not offering a hosted certification solution, real world adoption rates will rival those of IPv6 and DNSSEC. Can the Internet community afford that?

Alex Band
Product Manager, RIPE NCC

P.S. For those interested in which prefixes and ASs are in the RIPE NCC ROA Repository, here is the latest output in CSV format:

On 24 Jan 2011, at 21:33, John Curran wrote:

> Copy to NANOG for those who aren't on ARIN lists but may be interested in this info.
> FYI.
> /John
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> From: John Curran <jcurran at arin.net<mailto:jcurran at arin.net>>
> Date: January 24, 2011 2:58:52 PM EST
> To: "arin-announce at arin.net<mailto:arin-announce at arin.net>" <arin-announce at arin.net<mailto:arin-announce at arin.net>>
> Subject: [arin-announce] ARIN Resource Certification Update
> 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.
> 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.
> FYI,
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO
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