Distributed Denial-of-Service Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) Signal Channel Specification
draft-ietf-dots-signal-channel-19

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DOTS                                                       T. Reddy, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                    McAfee
Intended status: Standards Track                       M. Boucadair, Ed.
Expires: October 11, 2018                                         Orange
                                                                P. Patil
                                                                   Cisco
                                                            A. Mortensen
                                                    Arbor Networks, Inc.
                                                               N. Teague
                                                          Verisign, Inc.
                                                           April 9, 2018

   Distributed Denial-of-Service Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) Signal
                         Channel Specification
                   draft-ietf-dots-signal-channel-19

Abstract

   This document specifies the DOTS signal channel, a protocol for
   signaling the need for protection against Distributed Denial-of-
   Service (DDoS) attacks to a server capable of enabling network
   traffic mitigation on behalf of the requesting client.

   A companion document defines the DOTS data channel, a separate
   reliable communication layer for DOTS management and configuration
   purposes.

Editorial Note (To be removed by RFC Editor)

   Please update these statements with the RFC number to be assigned to
   this document:

   o  "This version of this YANG module is part of RFC XXXX;"

   o  "RFC XXXX: Distributed Denial-of-Service Open Threat Signaling
      (DOTS) Signal Channel Specification";

   o  "| [RFCXXXX] |"

   o  reference: RFC XXXX

   Please update TBD statements with the port number to be assigned to
   DOTS Signal Channel Protocol.

   Also, please update the "revision" date of the YANG module.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Design Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  DOTS Signal Channel: Messages & Behaviors . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.1.  DOTS Server(s) Discovery  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  CoAP URIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.3.  Happy Eyeballs for DOTS Signal Channel  . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.4.  DOTS Mitigation Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       4.4.1.  Request Mitigation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.4.2.  Retrieve Information Related to a Mitigation  . . . .  25
       4.4.3.  Efficacy Update from DOTS Clients . . . . . . . . . .  33
       4.4.4.  Withdraw a Mitigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  35
     4.5.  DOTS Signal Channel Session Configuration . . . . . . . .  36
       4.5.1.  Discover Configuration Parameters . . . . . . . . . .  38

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       4.5.2.  Convey DOTS Signal Channel Session Configuration  . .  42
       4.5.3.  Configuration Freshness and Notifications . . . . . .  47
       4.5.4.  Delete DOTS Signal Channel Session Configuration  . .  48
     4.6.  Redirected Signaling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  49
     4.7.  Heartbeat Mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  51
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