Routinator 0.8.1 ‘Pure as New York Snow’ released

Published: Mon 30 November 2020

We are happy to announce the latest release of Routinator, version 0.8.1 ‘Pure as New York Snow.’

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 is a bug fix release correcting issues found in 0.8.0.

First, when using local exceptions (also called SLURM), VRPs matched by a prefix filter were still added to the final data set. If you are using local exceptions to filter VRPs, you should upgrade to 0.8.1.

Second, the prefix validation feature available via the validation command and the /validity HTTP endpoint accidentally matched host prefixes with an idendical bit pattern to a covering, less specific VRP, thus marking such prefixes as valid.

Finally, we introduced two inconsistencies in new config file options added in 0.8.0. The config key for unknown-objects was using an underscore instead of a dash and the value for rtr-tcp-keepalive was expected to be a string rather than an integer value. Both these have been fixed. However, the previous config key and value type are still accepted until 0.9.0.

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

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