The Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI): A Survey on Measurements and Future Prospects

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  • Nils Rodday - , Bundeswehr University of Munich (Author)
  • Italo Cunha - , Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Author)
  • Randy Bush - , Arrcus, IIJ Research Lab (Author)
  • Ethan Katz-Bassett - , Columbia University (Author)
  • Gabi Dreo Rodosek - , Bundeswehr University of Munich (Author)
  • Thomas C. Schmidt - , Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Author)
  • Matthias Wählisch - , Chair of Distributed and Networked Systems (Author)


The adoption of the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) is increasing. To better understand and improve RPKI deployment, measuring route origin authorization (ROA) objects, RPKI route origin validation (ROV), and RPKI resilience is essential. In this paper, we survey RPKI-related research that aims to understand RPKI deployment. Additionally, we enrich our survey with many industry and IETF-related contributions. Our work provides an in-depth analysis of the many ideas and challenges discussed in studies of the RPKI ecosystem and includes lessons from mistakes made in the past, which we should avoid in the future.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2353-2373
Number of pages21
JournalIEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
Issue number2
Early online date2023
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2024

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ORCID /0000-0002-3825-2807/work/145697510
Scopus 85176305904
Mendeley 92de8280-7bc0-3fa0-806d-967f8982c2ed
dblp journals/tnsm/RoddayCBKRSW24


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  • BGP, Border Gateway Protocol, Current measurement, IP networks, Internet, ROA, ROV, RPKI, Routing, Routing protocols, Surveys, control plane, data plane, measurement, resilience, security, survey