[rfc-dist] RFC 6480 on An Infrastructure to Support Secure Internet Routing

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        RFC 6480

        Title:      An Infrastructure to Support Secure 
                    Internet Routing 
        Author:     M. Lepinski, S. Kent
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       February 2012
        Mailbox:    mlepinski at bbn.com, 
                    kent at bbn.com
        Pages:      24
        Characters: 62127
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-sidr-arch-13.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6480.txt

This document describes an architecture for an infrastructure to
support improved security of Internet routing.  The foundation of this
architecture is a Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) that
represents the allocation hierarchy of IP address space and
Autonomous System (AS) numbers; and a distributed repository system
for storing and disseminating the data objects that comprise the
RPKI, as well as other signed objects necessary for improved routing
security.  As an initial application of this architecture, the
document describes how a legitimate holder of IP address space can
explicitly and verifiably authorize one or more ASes to originate
routes to that address space.  Such verifiable authorizations could be
used, for example, to more securely construct BGP route filters.  
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
published for informational purposes.

This document is a product of the Secure Inter-Domain Routing Working Group of the IETF.

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