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Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) Repository Requirements

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (sidrops WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Tim Bruijnzeels , Randy Bush , George G. Michaelson
Last updated 2023-06-26 (Latest revision 2022-12-23)
Replaces draft-ietf-sidrops-deprecate-rsync
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd Keyur Patel
IESG IESG state Expired
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This document formulates a plan of a phased transition to a state where RPKI repositories and Relying Party software performing RPKI Validation will use the RPKI Repository Delta Protocol (RRDP) [RFC8182] as the preferred access protocol, and require rsync as a fallback option only. In phase 0, today's deployment, RRDP is supported by most, but not all Repositories, and most but not all RP software. In the proposed phase 1 RRDP will become mandatory to implement for Repositories, in addition to rsync. This phase can start as soon as this document is published. Phase 2 will start once the proposed updates are implemented by all compliant Repositories. In this phase RRDP will become mandatory to implement for all compliant RP software, and rsync will be required as a fallback option only. It should be noted that although this document currently includes descriptions and updates to RFCs for each of these phases, we may find that it will be beneficial to have one or more separate documents for these phases, so that it might be more clear to all when the updates to RFCs take effect.


Tim Bruijnzeels
Randy Bush
George G. Michaelson

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