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Ziggy: the RPKI Wayback Machine

Copyright (c) 2019 NLnet Labs (

All rights reserved. Distributed under a 3-clause BSD-style license. For more information, see LICENSE


Ziggy requires Python 3 to run, and has been tested with Python 3.6 on Ubuntu 18.04LTS.

Note that the script also requires the Python dateutil package to be installed. This is available for most distributions as a native package, for example, on an Ubuntu system the following command installs this package:

$ apt install python3-dateutil

Running Ziggy

Configuration file

Ziggy uses a very simple configuration file in JSON format. Currently, the following keys should be defined in the config:

  • routinator -- the full path to the routinator executable to run
  • routinator-cache -- path to the Routinator repository cache (note: for Routinator version older than 0.6 you should change the value in the sample configuration to ~/.rpki-cache/repository)
  • routinator-tals -- path to the Routinator TAL cache
  • vrp-out-format -- output format to ask Routinator for
  • vrp-out-name -- output filename for VRP data, {} is replaced by the date in ISO notation (e.g. 2018-01-01)
  • routinator-log-name -- filename for the log, {} is replaced by the date in ISO notation
  • ignore-tals -- a list of repositories for which Ziggy should not generate a TAL, even if a TA certificate is available

A sample file called sample-ziggy.conf is included in the repository.


Running Ziggy is as simple as invoking:

$ ./ -c <config-file> -d <date-in-ISO>

Where <date-in-ISO> is the date for which to extract data in ISO notation (e.g. 2018-01-01 for January 1st, 2018).

Ziggy will end by running the Routinator. It shows you the command line it uses to invoke Routinator so you can easily re-run Routinator if you wish to.


Ziggy: the RPKI Wayback Machine





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