Before running Routinator for the first time, you must prepare its working
environment. You do this using the
init command. This will prepare
both the directory for the local RPKI cache, as well as the Trust Anchor Locator
TALs provide hints for the trust anchor certificates to be used both to discover
and validate all RPKI content. The five TALs — one for each Regional Internet
Registry (RIR) — are bundled with Routinator and installed by the
Using the TAL from ARIN, the RIR for the United States, Canada as
well as many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, requires you to
read and accept their Relying Party Agreement before you can
use it. Running the
init command will provide you with
routinator init Before we can install the ARIN TAL, you must have read and agree to the ARIN Relying Party Agreement (RPA). It is available at https://www.arin.net/resources/manage/rpki/rpa.pdf If you agree to the RPA, please run the command again with the --accept-arin-rpa option.
routinator init --accept-arin-rpa
If you decide you cannot agree to the ARIN RPA terms, the
--decline-arin-rpa option will install all TALs except the one for
ARIN. If, at a later point, you wish to use the ARIN TAL anyway, you can add it
to your current installation using the
--force option, to force the
installation of all TALs.
Performing a Test Run¶
To see if Routinator has been initialised correctly and your firewall allows the
required connections, it is recommended to perform an initial test run. You can
do this by having Routinator print a validated ROA payload (VRP) list with the
vrps subcommand, and using
-v to increase the log level so
you can verify if Routinator establishes rsync and RRDP connections as expected.
routinator -vv vrps
Now, you can see how Routinator connects to the RPKI trust anchors, downloads the the contents of the repositories to your machine, verifies it and produces a list of validated ROA payloads in the default CSV format to standard output. Because it is expected that the state of the entire RPKI is not perfect as all times, you may see several warnings during the process about objects that are either stale or failed cryptographic verification. From a cold start, this process will take a couple of minutes.
routinator -vv vrps rsyncing from rsync://repository.lacnic.net/rpki/. rsync://repository.lacnic.net/rpki: Running command "rsync" "--timeout=300" "-rltz" "--delete" "rsync://repository.lacnic.net/rpki/" "/Users/alex/.rpki-cache/repository/rsync/repository.lacnic.net/rpki/" Found valid trust anchor https://rpki.ripe.net/ta/ripe-ncc-ta.cer. Processing. RRDP https://rrdp.ripe.net/notification.xml: Updating server RRDP https://rrdp.ripe.net/notification.xml: updating from snapshot. Found valid trust anchor https://rpki.afrinic.net/repository/AfriNIC.cer. Processing. RRDP https://rrdp.afrinic.net/notification.xml: Updating server RRDP https://rrdp.afrinic.net/notification.xml: updating from snapshot. Found valid trust anchor https://tal.apnic.net/apnic.cer. Processing. RRDP https://rrdp.apnic.net/notification.xml: Updating server RRDP https://rrdp.apnic.net/notification.xml: updating from snapshot. Found valid trust anchor https://rrdp.arin.net/arin-rpki-ta.cer. Processing. RRDP https://rrdp.arin.net/notification.xml: Updating server RRDP https://rrdp.arin.net/notification.xml: updating from snapshot. rsync://repository.lacnic.net/rpki: successfully completed. Found valid trust anchor rsync://repository.lacnic.net/rpki/lacnic/rta-lacnic-rpki.cer. Processing. rsyncing from rsync://rpki-repo.registro.br/repo/. rsync://rpki-repo.registro.br/repo: Running command "rsync" "--timeout=300" "-rltz" "--delete" "rsync://rpki-repo.registro.br/repo/" "/Users/alex/.rpki-cache/repository/rsync/rpki-repo.registro.br/repo/" rsync://rpki-repo.registro.br/repo: successfully completed. RRDP https://rrdp.rpki.nlnetlabs.nl/rrdp/notification.xml: Updating server RRDP https://rrdp.rpki.nlnetlabs.nl/rrdp/notification.xml: updating from snapshot. ... ASN,IP Prefix,Max Length,Trust Anchor AS137884,126.96.36.199/23,23,apnic AS9003,188.8.131.52/20,20,ripe AS38553,184.108.40.206/24,24,apnic AS58045,220.127.116.11/24,24,ripe AS9583,18.104.22.168/24,24,apnic AS50629,2a0f:ba80::/29,29,ripe AS398085,2602:801:a008::/48,48,arin AS21050,22.214.171.124/24,24,ripe AS55577,126.96.36.199/24,24,apnic AS44444,188.8.131.52/24,24,ripe AS197695,184.108.40.206/24,24,ripe ...