Network Working Group C. Alaettinoglu Request for Comments: 2754 USC/ISI Category: Informational C. Villamizar
Avici Systems R. Govindan USC/ISI January 2000
RPS IANA Issues
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RPS Security  requires certain RPSL  objects in the IRR to be hierarchically delegated. The set of objects that are at the root of this hierarchy needs to be created and digitally signed by IANA. This paper presents these seed objects and lists operations required from IANA.
The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.
1 Initial Seed
A public key of IANA needs to be distributed with the software implementations of Distributed Routing Policy System . An initial set of seed objects are needed to be signed with this key. The following transaction (the transaction format is defined in ) contains these objects and is signed by this key:
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mntner: mnt-iana descr: iana's maintainer admin-c: JKR1 tech-c: JKR1 upd-to: JKRey@ISI.EDU mnt-nfy: JKRey@ISI.EDU auth: pgpkey-7F6AA1B9 mnt-by: mnt-iana referral-by: mnt-iana source: IANA
key-cert: pgpkey-7F6AA1B9 method: pgp owner: iana-root (est. Nov 98) <email@example.com> fingerpr: 71 09 2E 37 71 B8 0A 9C 3B 28 98 B4 F1 21 13 BB certif: # this is the real IANA key + -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- + Version: 2.6.2 + + mQCNAzZJ52sAAAEEAJ//C01YnlaGuXyrC16V7FphkRvBmcNU22TPOzrKnKjnWjH5 + sJ5UQnGOpyhDc796gqBjY+lTLvPB9sFGJPWgxfNk2JQaxxLTD+tfqSsiURc/srpp + XohFAVR/fez8MOecISwvNpFh5VADuFuoNi7ZLuOwVTC4tM5RU0NJa8l/aqG5AAUR + tCdpYW5hLXJvb3QgKGVzdC4gTm92IDk4KSA8aWFuYUBpYW5hLm9yZz4= + =sF4q + -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- mnt-by: mnt-iana source: IANA
repository: IANA repository-cert: PGPKEY-88BAC849 query-address: http://www.iana.org response-auth-type: none submit-address: http://www.iana.org submit-auth-type: none expire: 0000 04:00:00 heartbeat-interval: 0000 01:00:00 admin-c: JKR1 tech-c: JKR1 mnt-by: mnt-iana source: IANA
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as-block: AS0 - AS65535 descr: as number space country: us admin-c: JKR1 tech-c: JKR1 status: UNALLOCATED source: IANA mnt-by: mnt-iana mnt-lower: mnt-iana
inetnum: 0.0.0.0 - 255.255.255.255 netname: Internet descr: ip number space country: us admin-c: JKR1 tech-c: JKR1 status: UNALLOCATED source: IANA mnt-by: mnt-iana mnt-lower: mnt-iana
timestamp: 19991001 01:00:00 +00:00
signature: + -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- + Version: 2.6.2 + + iQCVAwUBOAd3YENJa8l/aqG5AQFVdAP9Ho2TSLGXiDi6v1McsKY4obO32EtP44Jv + tpNWiRRz47WIpMBmzUrQajBDNNXzwq9r9mGC75Pg0MMwTDfvA47o6mnIGdT9XyZz + s9HlDGOqhklIjHOxXFDrBiz3u7eWEf3vmDCXt6UYg9lUtRKefkWtR5wD1Q1zDMSc + 7Ya7PE6X8SU= + =sAft + -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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In this case, we assumed that IANA runs its own repository. However this is not a requirement. Instead, it may publish this transaction with an existing routing registry.
2 IANA Assignments
Each time IANA makes an assignment, it needs to create inetnum and as-block objects as appropriate and digitally sign them using the key in its key-cert object. For example:
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as-block: AS0 - AS500 descr: arin's space country: us status: ALLOCATED source: iana delegated: arin mnt-by: mnt-iana
inetnum: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 netname: Internet portion descr: ip number space country: us status: ALLOCATED source: iana delegated: arin mnt-by: mnt-iana
3 Creating Routing Repositories
To enable a new routing repository, a repository object, a maintainer object and a key-cert object need to be created and digitally signed by IANA. For example:
mntner: mnt-ripe descr: RIPE's maintainer auth: <ripe's choice> mnt-by: mnt-ripe referral-by: mnt-iana admin-c: . . . tech-c: . . . upd-to: . . . mnt-nfy: . . . source: RIPE
key-cert: pgpkey-979979 method: pgp owner: . . . fingerpr: . . . certif: # this key is for illustration only + -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- + Version: PGP for Personal Privacy 5.0 + + . . . + -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- mnt-by: mnt-ripe source: RIPE
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repository: RIPE query-address: whois://whois.ripe.net response-auth-type: PGPKEY-23F5CE35 # pointer to key-cert object response-auth-type: none remarks: you can request rsa signature on queries remarks: PGP required on submissions submit-address: mailto://firstname.lastname@example.org submit-address: rps-query://whois.ripe.net:43 submit-auth-type: pgp-key, crypt-pw, mail-from remarks: these are the authentication types supported mnt-by: maint-ripe-db expire: 0000 04:00:00 heartbeat-interval: 0000 01:00:00 ... remarks: admin and technical contact, etc source: RIPE
This very first transaction of a new repository is placed in the new repository, not in the IANA repository.
4 Security Considerations
Routing policy system security document  defines an hierarchical authorization model for objects stored in the routing registries. This document specifies the seed objects and the actions need to be taken by IANA to maintain the root of that authorization hierarchy.
5 IANA Considerations
This whole document is for detailed consideration by IANA.
 Alaettinoglu, C., Bates, T., Gerich, E., Karrenberg, D., Meyer, D., Terpstra, M. and C. Villamizar, "Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL)", RFC 2622, June 1999.
 Villamizar, C., Alaettinouglu, C., Meyer, D., Murphy, S. and C. Orange, "Routing Policy System Security", RFC 2725, December 1999.
 Villamizar, C., Alaettinouglu, C., Govindan, R. and D. Meyer, "Distributed Routing Policy System", Work in Progress.
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6 Authors' Addresses
Cengiz Alaettinoglu USC Information Sciences Institute
Curtis Villamizar Avici Systems
Ramesh Govindan USC Information Sciences Institute
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