Technically, rings should in time evaporate off into space. That they do not either infers youth or that a lot of what we think we know is wrong. This problem was understood from the beginning and actually strongly makes the case for ongoing manufacture. That is what is actually claimed in this treatise..
So far we understand that the purpose of this amazing production is to supply reaction mass for population ships who are passing through. Such a ship would line up and pass through at great speed so as not to lose energy on its passage throughout Solar System. On arrival it would throw up a magnetic scoop and take a slice out of the ring forming a chord through the rings.
Thus the observed breaks become explainable. This could also be used by thousands of smaller craft we simply do not observe as well.
If we do have real Star Gates, then our solar system is surely a major nexus. I think that hte reaction mass is needed in order to traverse the solar system itself and in order to alter trajectory to pass through another Star Gate..