Re: [Sidrops] request for call for Working Group adoption draft-spaghetti-sidrops-rpki-validation-update

Job Snijders <job@fastly.com> Wed, 10 March 2021 15:54 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Sidrops] request for call for Working Group adoption draft-spaghetti-sidrops-rpki-validation-update
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On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 06:03:51AM -0800, Randy Bush wrote:
> > I'd like to request the chairs to consider initiating a call for
> > working group adoption of draft-spaghetti-sidrops-rpki-validation-update
> 
> this is a protocol change and a serious one, and hence does not belong
> in an ops group

There is ongoing operational problem: the original validation algorithm
is lacking. A fix is feasible, and even better: the fix is incrementally
deployable. 

Not adopting this draft might be perceived as an attempt to stiffle
discussion, but would not prevent RP developers from incorporating
improvements which benefit themselves and the users. The IETF's power is
somewhat limited in that regard.

Of course it is fair game to try a tactic like "this is out of scope",
however such sentences do not change the operational reality of the
situation that there is a fundamental problem in the current validation
algorithm ...  for which 'ops' people see a viable path forward. 

Kind regards,

Job

ps. Does anyone on the sidrops@ list have commit access to the OpenSSL
code repository?