Use cases for DDoS Open Threat Signaling

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This document delineates principal and ancillary use cases for DDoS Open Threat Signaling (DOTS), a communications protocol intended to facilitate the programmatic, coordinated mitigation of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks via a standards-based mechanism. DOTS is purposely designed to support requests for DDoS mitigation services and status updates across inter-organizational administrative boundaries.


Roland Dobbins (
Stephane Fouant (
Daniel Migault (
Robert Moskowitz (
Nik Teague (
Liang Xia (

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