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[rpd] Last Call - RPKI ROAs for Unallocated and Unassigned AFRINIC Address Space AFPUB-2019-GEN-006-DRAFT03.

Daniel Yakmut yakmutd at
Mon Jun 7 22:14:46 UTC 2021

Dear Jordi,

Just out of curiosity why has RIPE and ARIN refused to adopt the RPKI
ROA and make it their responsibility that it is used by resource
holder?. I will agree that RPKI ROA is a good tool to secure BGP
routing, however I don't see as the responsibility of an RIR to
implement it.

My strong opinion is that any resource holder should be responsible for
securing its resources and if RPKI ROA is the best way to prevent
hijack, then it will enjoy patronage. Making it a job of AfriNIC, will
possibly be going over board.

Responding to my opening question, I believe RIPE and ARIN are not keen
on accepting your arguments because they are mundane. This means
resource holders should handle this issue, without making it a worry of
the RIR.

In this regard, AfriNIC should concentrate on handling other more
important issues, hence this policy is not relevant.



On 07/06/2021 6:3pm, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via RPD wrote:


> Ni Mimi,


> No, is not ideological, the legal counsel already confirmed the being

> bookkeepers has many other **related** implications, such as provide a

> trustable source of accurate data, and this is what RPKI and AS0 improve.


> The fact that in RIPE has not been accepted yet is just one more

> excuse, if you compare it with the fact that the other TWO RIRs where

> it has been submitted (APNIC and LACNIC) accepted it and in none of

> those regions there have been any of the excuses and lack of knowledge

> about RPKI that we are hearing here. As I’ve explained already, I

> don’t think the RIPE chairs decision was correct, and we will make

> sure to resubmit the proposal there once a consistent appeal process

> is available, in case chairs take again a wrong decision. Also, then

> the experience in APNIC, LACNIC and AFRINIC will show that those

> motivations are ridiculous.


> From time to time is good that ARIN and RIPE aren’t the leaders, you

> don’t think so? It shows that very smart people exist in other regions

> as well!


> Once more, sometimes policies in one or the other region fail to reach

> consensus, but it happens sooner or later.


> If you have a simple and trustable tool such as RPKI to drop invalids,

> you have a better way (if you want) to avoid bad actors to use

> prefixes that don’t belong to them as they are still on the hands of

> AFRINIC. This is just facts. Not ideological, not opinions or personal

> view points. So yes, AS0 avoids, if you operate your network in a

> consistent way, to be faked with prefixes not allocated/assigned by

> AFRINIC, and thus helps to prevent hijacking.


> Regards,


> Jordi


> @jordipalet


> El 7/6/21 18:47, "Mimi dy" <dym5328 at

> <mailto:dym5328 at>> escribió:


> Dear WG,


> I think the issue here is ideological. Many people believe that RIRs

> are mere bookkeepers, and it is not in their mandate to inject data

> into the routing database. That is the reason why RIPE did not approve

> a similar proposal, which I totally agree with. Moreover, I wanted to

> react to Jordi’s statement, saying that these objections are based on

> practical and technical matters. There is not only one routing

> database, there are many, isn’t it kind of messy? And that is not even

> the main reason why I object to this policy.


> From another perspective, since people can adjust and control their

> routers, can you precise how this policy can potentially prevent/

> reduce hijacking?


> Best.


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