Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) Resource Transfer Protocol and Transfer Authorization Object (TAO)

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Author Edric Barnes
Last updated 2014-08-17 (latest revision 2014-02-13)
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This document defines an extension to the rpki-updown protocol to provide support for transferring Internet Number Resources from one INR holder to another. Such transfers take place external to the RPKI, using procedures defined within and between RIRs. This protocol facilitates automation of the maintenance of RPKI data in the context of INR transfers. The protocol supports asynchronous transfers of live or unused INRs within an RIR or between RIRs. The scope of this protocol is limited to the transfer of Internet Number Resources within the Resource Public Key Infrastructure. In support of this protocol, this document also defines a new signed object type for the RPKI repository system, the Transfer Authorization Object (TAO).


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