Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) Signal Channel Specification
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com, The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Liang Xia <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Distributed Denial-of-Service Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) Signal Channel Specification' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-dots-signal-channel-30.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Distributed Denial-of-Service Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) Signal Channel Specification' (draft-ietf-dots-signal-channel-30.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the DDoS Open Threat Signaling Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Benjamin Kaduk and Eric Rescorla. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-dots-signal-channel/
Technical Summary 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. This is a companion document to the DOTS data channel specification. Working Group Summary This draft has been extensively reviewed and discussed within the working group by mailing list and github. The latest document is well written and reaches a broad consensus in WG. Document Quality The co-authors are from some of the leading vendors and operators in DDoS protection industry with extensive experience with the related technologies and implementations; they are also the core authors of the DOTS requirements WG drafts, which guarantees consistency between the core DOTS protocol documents. Until now, there are three demo implementations for it (open source go-dots from NTT and two proprietary demos from NCC and Huawei), and several rounds of interop tests during IETF hackathon activities. All the technical issues identified by these demos and the finished tests have been addressed and reflected into the latest draft, which are very helpful for the completeness and quality improvement of the draft. IANA port number expert review is ongoing; the expert is seeking additional justification that a dedicated port is needed, which has been provided by the document authors. Personnel The document shepherd is Liang Xia. The responsible Area Director is Benjamin Kaduk.