[DBWG] AFRINIC RPKI RRDP connectivity issues?

S. Moonesamy sm+af at afrinic.net
Wed May 17 18:57:05 UTC 2023

Dear Job,
At 10:20 AM 17-05-2023, Job Snijders wrote:
>The problem seems to for validators outside the African continent: 
>the download
>speed for various places around the world is between 20 and 50 kilobytes/sec -
>which is too slow to load the 35 megabyte snapshot file in a timely fashion.
>If you are getting good results, and I am not (from multiple vantage 
>points), I
>suspect there is a heavily congested network interface somewhere in Afrinic's
>network affecting far-away international clients.

I ran the test from a location which is about 42 ms away:

   PING rrdp.afrinic.net ( 56 data bytes
   64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=60 time=42.801 ms
   64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=60 time=42.656 ms
   64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=60 time=42.791 ms
   64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=60 time=42.768 ms
   64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=60 time=42.860 ms

   --- rrdp.afrinic.net ping statistics ---
   5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
   round-trip min/avg/max/std-dev = 42.656/42.775/42.860/0.067 ms

The download speed which you got is a bit slow.  It is non-optimal, 
in my opinion, for downloading a 35 MB file.  Thanks for the 
traceroute from different vantage points; there might be some 
congestion along the path to AS 33764.

S. Moonesamy

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