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Attribution of Internet Probes

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (opsec WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Éric Vyncke , Benoit Donnet , Justin Iurman
Last updated 2022-09-02 (Latest revision 2022-03-03)
Replaced by draft-ietf-opsec-probe-attribution
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-opsec-probe-attribution
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


Active measurements at Internet-scale can target either collaborating parties or non-collaborating ones. This is similar scan and could be perceived as aggressive. This document proposes a couple of simple techniques allowing any party or organization to understand what this unsolicited packet is, what is its purpose, and more importantly who to contact.


Éric Vyncke
Benoit Donnet
Justin Iurman

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)