A Discard Prefix for IPv6

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Author Nick Hilliard 
Last updated 2011-07-04
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Remote triggered black hole filtering describes a method of mitigating against denial-of-service attacks by selectively discarding traffic based on source or destination address. This document explains why a unique IPv6 prefix should be formally assigned by IANA for the purpose of facilitating IPv6 remote triggered black hole filtering.


Nick Hilliard (nick@inex.ie)

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