Distributed Denial-of-Service Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) Signal Channel Specification

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for dots WG)
Authors Mohamed Boucadair  , Jon Shallow  , Tirumaleswar Reddy.K 
Last updated 2020-08-04 (latest revision 2020-08-03)
Replaces draft-boucadair-dots-rfc8782-yang-update
Replaced by draft-ietf-dots-rfc8782-bis
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- Yang catalog entry for iana-dots-signal-channel@2020-05-28.yang
- Yang catalog entry for ietf-dots-signal-channel@2020-07-02.yang
- Yang impact analysis for draft-boucadair-dots-rfc8782-bis
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This document specifies the Distributed Denial-of-Service Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) signal channel, a protocol for signaling the need for protection against Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks to a server capable of enabling network traffic mitigation on behalf of the requesting client. A companion document defines the DOTS data channel, a separate reliable communication layer for DOTS management and configuration purposes. This document obsoletes RFC 8782.


Mohamed Boucadair (mohamed.boucadair@orange.com)
Jon Shallow (supjps-ietf@jpshallow.com)
Tirumaleswar Reddy.K (kondtir@gmail.com)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)