Flowspec Indirection-id Redirect
draft-ietf-idr-flowspec-path-redirect-05

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IDR Working Group                                   G. Van de Velde, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                     Nokia
Intended status: Standards Track                                K. Patel
Expires: November 17, 2018                                        Arrcus
                                                                   Z. Li
                                                     Huawei Technologies
                                                            May 16, 2018

                    Flowspec Indirection-id Redirect
                draft-ietf-idr-flowspec-path-redirect-05

Abstract

   This document defines a new extended community known as "FlowSpec
   Redirect to indirection-id Extended Community".  This extended
   community triggers advanced redirection capabilities to flowspec
   clients.  When activated, this flowspec extended community is used by
   a flowspec client to retrieve the corresponding next-hop and encoding
   information within a localised indirection-id mapping table.

   The functionality detailed in this document allows a network
   controller to decouple the BGP flowspec redirection instruction from
   the operation of the available paths.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [1].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  indirection-id and indirection-id table . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Use Case Scenarios  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Redirection shortest Path tunnel  . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  Redirection to path-engineered tunnels  . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  Redirection to complex dynamically constructed tunnels  .   5
   4.  Redirect to indirection-id Community  . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Redirect using localised indirection-id mapping table . . . .   8
   6.  Validation Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   9.  Contributor Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   10. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

1.  Introduction

   Flowspec is an extension to BGP that allows for the dissemination of
   traffic flow specification rules.  This has many possible
   applications but the primary one for many network operators is the
   distribution of traffic filtering actions for DDoS mitigation.  The
   flowspec standard RFC5575 [2] defines a redirect-to-VRF action for
   policy-based forwarding, but this mechanism is not always sufficient,
   particularly if the redirected traffic needs to be steered onto an
   explicit path.

   Every flowspec policy route is effectively a rule, consisting of two
   parts.  The first part, encoded in the NLRI field, provides

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