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BLACKHOLE BGP Community for Blackholing

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Thomas King , Christoph Dietzel , Job Snijders , Gert Döring, Greg Hankins
Last updated 2016-01-30 (Latest revision 2015-07-29)
Replaced by RFC 7999
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-grow-blackholing
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This document describes the use of a well-known Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) community for blackholing at IP networks and Internet Exchange Points (IXP). This well-known advisory transitive BGP community, namely BLACKHOLE, allows an origin AS to specify that a neighboring IP network or IXP should blackhole a specific IP prefix.


Thomas King
Christoph Dietzel
Job Snijders
Gert Döring
Greg Hankins

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