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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

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   RPS Security [2] requires certain RPSL [1] 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 [3].  An initial
   set of seed objects are needed to be signed with this key.  The
   following transaction (the transaction format is defined in [3])
   contains these objects and is signed by this key:

   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) <iana@iana.org>
   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

   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-----

   The above text has no extra white space characters at the end of each
   line, and contains no tab characters.  All blank line sequences
   contain only a single blank line.  The page break in the text is also
   a single blank line.

   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:

   as-block:     AS0 - AS500
   descr:        arin's space
   country:      us
   status:       ALLOCATED
   source:       iana
   delegated:    arin
   mnt-by:       mnt-iana

   inetnum:      128.0.0.0 - 128.255.255.255
   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

     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://auto-dbm@ripe.net
     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 [2] 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.

References

   [1] Alaettinoglu, C., Bates, T., Gerich, E., Karrenberg, D., Meyer,
       D., Terpstra, M. and C. Villamizar, "Routing Policy Specification
       Language (RPSL)", RFC 2622, June 1999.

   [2] Villamizar, C., Alaettinouglu, C., Meyer, D., Murphy, S. and C.
       Orange, "Routing Policy System Security", RFC 2725, December
       1999.

   [3] Villamizar, C., Alaettinouglu, C., Govindan, R. and D. Meyer,
       "Distributed Routing Policy System", Work in Progress.

6 Authors' Addresses

   Cengiz Alaettinoglu
   USC Information Sciences Institute

   EMail: cengiz@isi.edu

   Curtis Villamizar
   Avici Systems

   EMail: curtis@avici.com

   Ramesh Govindan
   USC Information Sciences Institute

   EMail: govindan@isi.edu

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