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 (TAL) directory.
By default, both directories will be located under
$HOME/.rpki-cache, but you can
change their locations via the command line options
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.
init command will provide you with instructions.
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.
init command with the
--accept-arin-rpa option will create the TAL
directory and copy the five Trust Anchor Locator files into it.
routinator init --accept-arin-rpa
If you decide you cannot agree to the ARIN RPA terms, the
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
-f flag, 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
sub-command, and using
-v to increase the log level to
INFO to see if Routinator
establishes rsync connections as expected.
routinator -v vrps
Now, you can see how Routinator connects to the RPKI trust anchors, downloads the the contents of the repositories to your machine, validates it and produces a list of validated ROA payloads in the default CSV format to standard output. From a cold start, this process will take about two minutes.
routinator -v vrps rsyncing from rsync://repository.lacnic.net/rpki/. rsyncing from rsync://rpki.afrinic.net/repository/. rsyncing from rsync://rpki.apnic.net/repository/. rsyncing from rsync://rpki.ripe.net/ta/. rsync://rpki.ripe.net/ta: The RIPE NCC Certification Repository is subject to Terms and Conditions rsync://rpki.ripe.net/ta: See http://www.ripe.net/lir-services/ncc/legal/certification/repository-tc rsync://rpki.ripe.net/ta: Found valid trust anchor rsync://rpki.ripe.net/ta/ripe-ncc-ta.cer. Processing. rsyncing from rsync://rpki.ripe.net/repository/. Found valid trust anchor rsync://rpki.afrinic.net/repository/AfriNIC.cer. Processing. rsyncing from rsync://rpki.arin.net/repository/. Found valid trust anchor rsync://rpki.arin.net/repository/arin-rpki-ta.cer. Processing. Found valid trust anchor rsync://rpki.apnic.net/repository/apnic-rpki-root-iana-origin.cer. Processing. rsyncing from rsync://rpki.apnic.net/member_repository/. Found valid trust anchor rsync://repository.lacnic.net/rpki/lacnic/rta-lacnic-rpki.cer. Processing. rsync://rpki.ripe.net/repository: The RIPE NCC Certification Repository is subject to Terms and Conditions rsync://rpki.ripe.net/repository: See http://www.ripe.net/lir-services/ncc/legal/certification/repository-tc rsync://rpki.ripe.net/repository: rsyncing from rsync://rpkica.twnic.tw/rpki/. rsyncing from rsync://rpki-repository.nic.ad.jp/ap/. rsyncing from rsync://rpki.cnnic.cn/rpki/. Summary: afrinic: 338 valid ROAs, 459 VRPs. lacnic: 2435 valid ROAs, 7042 VRPs. apnic: 3186 valid ROAs, 21934 VRPs. ripe: 10780 valid ROAs, 56907 VRPs. arin: 4964 valid ROAs, 6621 VRPs. ASN,IP Prefix,Max Length,Trust Anchor AS43289,2a03:f80:373::/48,48,ripe AS14464,184.108.40.206/17,17,arin AS17806,220.127.116.11/24,24,apnic AS59587,18.104.22.168/21,21,ripe AS13335,22.214.171.124/24,24,arin AS6147,126.96.36.199/14,24,lacnic ...