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A top-down RPKI model a threat to human freedom? (was Re: Level 3's IRR Database)



On Tue, 2011-02-01 at 14:51 -0800, Owen DeLong wrote:
> If the RIR is signing the "invalid" ROA, how does one distinguish the
> invalid from the valid?

In systems where the outputs from a computer system are very, very
critical, a sort of "consensus" takes place (I think they did this in
some space flights too) - two of three independent systems have to agree
that the information is correct before it can be acted upon.

Perhaps there is room at the top level for some such mechanism in RPKI?
That is, treat "the top" not as being one RIR, but as a confederation of
RIRs, possibly all with the SAME key. If different keys start appearing,
the one that comes from the most RIRs is considered correct, and the
other(s) as mavericks.

But I'm speaking from a very deep well of ignorance about RPKI.

Regards, K.

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