Quarterly Planning

This page details the work we'll do on RPKI in the coming quarter, how you can give your input on that work and our reaction to that input.

We have three objectives in publishing our quarterly planning:

  1. We want to be transparent about the work we are doing with RPKI
  2. We want your input on that work and our planning, and we want to document that input, and let you know if and when we can add your suggestions to our planning
  3. We want an open dialogue with members and community on developments around RPKI

We launched this initiative in Q3 2021, and we are open to improving what we publish here and how we do that. So let us know if there are ways we can better present our plans.

We will update this page as our activities progress and continue to share updates on RIPE Labs, on the Routing Working Group (WG) mailing list and at RIPE Meetings and other events.

Q4 2021 Plans

Last Updated: 30 September 2021

Item Activity Description Status
1 Implement and publish findings of the penetration test report Radically Open Security (ROS) performed a penetration test of the LIR Portal and the RPKI infrastructure. ROS identified nine issues which we will resolve in Q4. When the issues are resolved we will publish the report on the website. In progress
2 Implement findings of the  source code review and open source the RPKI core

Radically Open Security (ROS) performed a source code review in preparation to open source the RPKI core. The goal of this review is to assess what parts of the code need to be updated before we can Open Source this code, and make it available to the wider community.

ROS identified eight issues that will be resolved in Q4.

In progress
3 New Hardware Security Module (HSM) We are using both online and offline HSMs for our Trust Anchor. The offline HSM is at the end-of-life and is being replaced.
This project has been delayed due to the difficulty to organise in-person meetings during COVID-19.

In progress

This work has been carried foward from Q3 2021 and will be completed in Q4 2021.

4 Scaling up the RPKI repositories

In preparation for the improved RPKI repository architecture, the distributed nature of the RRDP repository is going to be implemented using containers that pull data from the centralised on-premise repository. This greatly simplifies smooth transitioning between publication servers without any downtime. The infrastructure is now in place, but we still need to finalise some technical work to serve the data hosted on premise.

Note: We are not referring to cloud technologies here, just to our internal deployment technologies.

Our team will propose to share an update at RIPE 83.

In progress
5 Create a public status page See reference RPKI-2021-#1 in the table below.

We have been asked at the RIPE 82 presentation on RPKI to create a public status page for RPKI.
In progress

Community Input on Planning

We want the community to contribute to our plans and suggest additional work items. Please share your comments with us or post them on the Routing Working Group mailing list. And we will be monitoring all the other channels where people talk RPKI.

We will be adding your feedback on this page as we progress with our plans.

Reference Input RIPE NCC Reaction
RPKI-2021-#01 Request to add public status page (as referenced during RIPE 82 RPKI presentation) to the RPKI planning. Added to Q4 planning (see above).

We are working on creating a public status page for all our services.

We expect to have this completed in Q4 2021.

Archived Quarterly Plans

You can find our plans from previous quarters on this page. The Q4 2021 plan will be archived once we publish the Q1 2022 planning.

Please contact us if you need more information.

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