Technical Report 1120005

Title: Sizing Estimates for a Fully Deployed RPKI
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Authors: Eric Osterweil
Danny McPherson
Date: 2012-11-14
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Abstract: As the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) has begun its early deployment trials, an estimate of how large a global RPKI deployment would have to be in order to certify today's Internet has become increasingly relevant. Communities of engineers, operators, and researchers have begun looking at this sizing question, and other questions as well. In this document, we present a ``back-of-the-envelope'' style evaluation of what a global RPKI might look like, and how it might scale. This work is intended to be a first stab at addressing this, and the authors welcome feedback, corrections, comments, etc. With that caveat, we begin from the perspective of a thought exercise, and we pose the following questions: i) What would be the size of a fully deployed RPKI, in today's Internet? ii) What is the complexity of finding/learning/gathering a fully deployed RPKI? iii) How long might such a gathering process actually take?
                author = {Eric Osterweil and Danny McPherson},
                title = {Sizing Estimates for a Fully Deployed RPKI},
                booktitle = {Verisign Labs Technical Reports},
                number = {1120005 version 1},
                year = {2012},