Routinator 0.8.3 ‘Like and Subscribe’ released

Published: Tue 02 February 2021
Last updated: Thu 20 June 2024

We are happy to announce the latest release of Routinator, version 0.8.3 ‘Like and Subscribe.’*

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.

While we are still hard at work for the next big release of Routinator, we have a treat for Routinator users that aren’t routers: The very first version of a lightweight user interface.

The Routinator user interface

The user interface provides two main functions. First, it displays statistics from the last validation run Routinator has performed. Secondly, you can use the user interface to verify the RPKI origin validation status of an AS Number and IP Prefix combination.

Verifying the validation status can be done by entering an existing BGP announcement or an ASN and prefix of your choice, for example for an announcement you're planning to do. The returned RPKI validity state will be Valid, Invalid or Not Found and is based on the current set of Validated ROA Payloads (VRPs) in the cache. Routinator will provide an overview of all VRPs that led to the result, along with the reason for the outcome.

This UI is available via the regular HTTP interface at the "/" endpoint and requires access to /api and /ui (in case you use a reverse proxy). It was built using Vue.js as Javascript framework, Element as UI framework and queries the existing Routinator API. It is maintained as a separate project on Github.

The new UI is the only change in this release. So, if you are not interested in it, you can safely skip it.

You can find more information on Routinator on Github.

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