Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Open Threat Signaling Architecture

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Authors Andrew Mortensen  , Flemming Andreasen  , Tirumaleswar Reddy.K  , Christopher Gray , Rich Compton  , Nik Teague 
Last updated 2016-03-19
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This document describes an architecture for establishing and maintaining Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) within and between networks. The document makes no attempt to suggest protocols or protocol extensions, instead focusing on architectural relationships, components and concepts used in a DOTS deployment.


Andrew Mortensen (amortensen@arbor.net)
Flemming Andreasen (fandreas@cisco.com)
Tirumaleswar Reddy.K (tireddy@cisco.com)
Christopher Gray (christopher_gray3@cable.comcast.com)
Rich Compton (rich.compton@charter.com)
Nik Teague (nteague@verisign.com)

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