Limiting the Power of RPKI Authorities

AutorShrishak, Kris; Shulman, Haya
ArtConference Paper
AbstraktAlthough Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) is critical for securing the inter-domain routing, one of the arguments hindering its adoption is the significant power that it provides to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), allowing prefix takedowns. In this work, we propose a small change to RPKI to distribute the power of RIRs preventing any single one of them from taking down a prefix. We design and implement a distributed RPKI system that relies on threshold signatures. This ensures that any change to the RPKI certificates requires a joint action by a number of RIRs, avoiding unilateral IP address takedowns. We evaluate the performance of our design and use historic RPKI data to analyse its performance and efficiency.
KonferenzApplied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW) 2020