Re: [sidr] RPKI validator testing summary

Randy Bush <> Fri, 02 December 2011 13:52 UTC

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> Is an expired object "completely invalid" or just "imperfect"?  Can
> you explain the difference?

the objects of concern here, namely mainifests and crls, do not expire,
they just go past their expected refresh date.

> In general, I agree with you that this needs to be codified before we
> proceed and I agree with Randy that "I see no reason to tolerate
> useless incorrectness"

are they uselessly incorrect.  if the manifest is past it's refresh
date, and names a cert C as expected at the pub point, and C is not
there, a conservative might suspect an attack which deleted C yet did
not have the private key needed to issue a new manifest.

> in a brand new security system expressly aimed at bringing integrity
> to the mix, integrity that is especially important in times of
> instability and uncertainty.

integrity is always good.  and times are always uncertain.