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BGP Flow Specification Packet-Rate Action

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (idr WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Wesley Eddy , Justin Dailey , Gilbert Clark
Last updated 2019-04-23 (Latest revision 2016-12-02)
Replaces draft-eddy-idr-flowspec-packet-rate
Replaced by draft-hr-idr-rfc5575bis
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state Dead WG Document
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-hr-idr-rfc5575bis
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This document defines a new type of traffic filtering action for the BGP flow specification. The new packet-rate action allows specifying a rate-limit in number of packets per second. This is intended to be used in combatting some types of denial of service attacks where the packet rate is more important than the raw bitrate of the attack traffic.


Wesley Eddy
Justin Dailey
Gilbert Clark

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