Routinator 0.6.3 ‘That Escalated Fast’ released (Updated)

Published: Thu 28 November 2019

Updated: This release contained a critical bug that caused Routinator to completely hang on occasion. We have released Routinator 0.6.4 ‘Jeepers’ to fix this issue.

We are happy to announce the latest release of Routinator, version 0.6.3 ’That Escalated Fast.’

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 primarily fixes an issue where all RRDP requests would time out in detached server mode, i.e., if server mode is invoked with the -d option. Because Routinator only falls back to rsync if an RRDP fetch for a given repository has never succeeded and otherwise uses the data previously fetched (assuming that the RRDP failure was only of a temporary nature), this caused the eventual loss of the RIPE and APNIC regions’ ROAs if Routinator was ever run in a different way before.

But it is not all bleak news, there is a new feature, too. Veit Heller kindly contributed code to make Routinator reload the TALs and restart validation in server mode when signal USR1 is sent to it. This can be used both to notify Routinator of a change in the set of TALs without having to tear down all RTR sessions as well as kicking off a new validation run before the refresh time has passed.

You can find the complete list of changes in the release notes and more information on Routinator on Github.

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