We are jubilant to announce the latest release of Routinator, version 0.6.0 ’Pink Sombrero.’
Routinator is an RPKI relying party software that collects and validates statements in the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) about allowed route origins and makes them available to the BGP workflow.
This release adds support for the RPKI Repository Delta Protocol (RRDP), an alternative method of fetching RPKI data that uses HTTPS instead of rsync. RRDP will speed up synchronisation for frequently updated repositories, for instance when Routinator is running in server mode. For the RRDP implementation, most of the internal logic of Routinator has been rewired. We used this opportunity for extensive refactoring and cleanup of the code base.
One user visible consequence is that the listeners for RTR and HTTP are now started immediately instead of waiting until after the first validation run. They still will report an error message until then, but at least you won’t have to wonder whether something went wrong anymore.