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Distributed-Denial-of-Service Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) Server Discovery

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for dots WG)
Authors Mohamed Boucadair , Tirumaleswar Reddy.K , Prashanth Patil
Last updated 2018-11-30 (Latest revision 2018-10-07)
Replaces draft-boucadair-dots-dhcp
Replaced by RFC 8973
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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It may not be possible for a network to determine the cause for an attack, but instead just realize that some resources seem to be under attack. To fill that gap, Distributed-Denial-of-Service Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) allows a network to inform a DOTS server that it is under a potential attack so that appropriate mitigation actions are undertaken. This document specifies mechanisms to configure nodes with DOTS servers.


Mohamed Boucadair
Tirumaleswar Reddy.K
Prashanth Patil

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