Co-operative DDoS Mitigation

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Authors Tirumaleswar Reddy.K  , Dan Wing  , Prashanth Patil  , Mike Geller  , Mohamed Boucadair 
Last updated 2016-08-08
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This document specifies a mechanism that a DOTS client can use to signal that a network is under a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack to an upstream DOTS server so that appropriate mitigation actions are undertaken (including, blackhole, drop, rate-limit, or add to watch list) on the suspect traffic. The document specifies both DOTS signal and data channels. Happy Eyeballs considerations for the DOTS signal channel are also elaborated.


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