ARIN's RPKI Relying agreement

Bill Woodcock woody at
Thu Dec 4 21:00:18 UTC 2014

This pig is less aerodynamic, and fewer people are pushing. 

In-addr DNS and whois are simple and well-understood protocols, with many programmer-years of software development behind them. 

The problem isn't the marginal cost of a single transaction, that might only be one or two orders of magnitude higher. The problem is the overhead cost of trying to force a poorly-architected system into a semblance of production-quality.  If you want something that anyone can _actually rely upon_, that's a precursor to doing the incremental transactions. 

> On Dec 4, 2014, at 11:49, "Valdis.Kletnieks at" <Valdis.Kletnieks at> wrote:
> On Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:28:42 -0800, Bill Woodcock said:
>>> On Dec 4, 2014, at 11:21 AM, Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:
>>> Orders of magnitude?  Seriously?  I can buy it costs 2x or 3x.
>>> But an additional 2 or 3 zeros on the price?
>> Yep, thats why all this is at issue.  If it were cheap, and
>> worked, like in-addr or whois, there wouldn't be an issue, would
>> there?
> So why does an RPKI request cost *500 times* as much as (say) a request
> to assign an address block?  Why is it *that* much more expensive to handle?

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