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FORT RPKI Validator

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Routing Technology for a Free and Open Internet

Internet routing is one of the most important components of the internet’s overall infrastructure, yet it still remains largely insecure. Routing systems can be easily hijacked to conduct website blocks, surveillance on users, and redirect traffic to bogus (and possibly malicious) destinations.

In response, internet standards bodies have started developing Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) as a method to add signatures that can be used to verify the authenticity of routing information, in order to prevent route hijacking and snooping. In this project, LACNIC and NIC.MX will contribute to these RPKI development efforts, as well as conduct deployment campaign in Latin America and the Caribbean, and document routing incidents in the region.

Current project status

Just an idea (Pre-alpha)
It exists! (Alpha/Beta)
It's basically done (Release)
People use it (Production)

Funding to date

2018 $75,000 18 months
Internet Freedom Fund

Total Funding: $75,000

Addressed problems

  • Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
  • Localized or nationwide communications shut down or throttling (Blackouts)
  • Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication

Focus

  • Access to the Internet
  • Security from danger or threat online

Objective(s)

  • Deploying technology
  • Software or hardware development
  • Testing
  • Technology development

Beneficiaries

  • General public
  • Activists
  • Journalists
  • Academia
  • Technologists

Region(s)

  • Global
  • Central America
  • Caribbean
  • Andean
  • Southern cone

Project status

  • Just an Idea (Pre-alpha)

Technology attributes

  • Cryptography
  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
  • Networking
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)