rpki-client 6.8p0 released

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rpki-client 6.8p0 released

Sebastian Benoit
rpki-client 6.8p0 has just been released and will be available in the
rpki-client directory of any OpenBSD mirror soon.

rpki-client is a FREE, easy-to-use implementation of the Resource
Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) for Relying Parties (RP) to
facilitate validation of the Route Origin of a BGP announcement. The
program queries the RPKI repository system and outputs Validated ROA
Payloads in the configuration format of OpenBGPD, BIRD, and also as
CSV or JSON objects for consumption by other routing stacks.

See RFC 6811 for a description of how BGP Prefix Origin Validation
secures the Internet's global routing system.

rpki-client was primarily developed by Kristaps Dzonsons, Claudio
Jeker, Job Snijders, and Sebastian Benoit as part of the OpenBSD
Project and gets released as a base component of OpenBSD every six
months, and follows the OpenBSD release numbering scheme.

This is the first release based on OpenBSD 6.8. It includes the following
changes to the previous release:

* Improve how repositories are downloaded: do not fetch symlinks and
  clean extraneous files in the repositories after download using the
  cryptographically signed RPKI manifest listings.

* Fix a bug where rpki-client could hang after calling rsync.

* Remove the -f option, no longer needed.

* Improved validation of the trust anchors.

* Add new option '-s timeout' to make rpki-client automatically
  terminate after a timeout (default 1 hour). This helps when
  rpki-client is run via cron to prevent a hanging process to cause
  problems.

Portability improvements:

* Replace warnc() with warnx() + strerror()

* Replace b64_pton() with code using the libcrypto EVP_Decode*
  functionality.

* Adjust for OpenSSL 1.1.x compatible use of the EVP_ENCODE_CTX
  struct.

rpki-client is known to compile and run on at least the following
Linux distributions: Alpine 3.12, Debian 9, Debian 10, Fedora 31,
Fedora 32, Fedora 33, RHEL/CentOS 7, RHEL/CentOS 8.
It is our hope that packagers take interest and help adapt
OpenBGPD-portable to more distributions.

The mirrors where rpki-client can be found are on
https://www.rpki-client.org/portable.html

Reporting Bugs:
===============

General bugs may be reported to [hidden email]

Portable bugs may be filed at https://github.com/rpki-client/rpki-client-portable

We welcome feedback and improvements from the broader community.
Thanks to all of the contributors who helped make this release
possible.