EVPN blackhole community extention for Blackholing

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Ethernet Virtual Private Networks (EVPN) is becoming the de-facto standard-based control plane solution for Data Center and layer-2 Service Provider applications.The risk of hacking and DDos attacks within the EVPN network is general common concern.Blackhole mac is a method used to block hacking or DDos attacks, The network device discard the packets where destionation match the blackhole mac.Normally blackhole mac is mannually configured on the networkdevic,Configure blackhole mac is complex and error-prone task for network operators.This document introduces a blackhole community extension for evpn mac route to distribute the blackhole mac in the EVPN networks.The evpn mac route with blackhole community allows the bgp speaker to notify the recipients the specific mac is a blackhole mac.


Yuan Gao (sean.gao@huawei.com)
Haibo Wang (rainsword.wang@huawei.com)

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