I'm Being Attacked by PRISONER.IANA.ORG!
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, dnsop mailing list <email@example.com>, dnsop chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'I'm Being Attacked by PRISONER.IANA.ORG!' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-dnsop-as112-under-attack-help-help-06.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'I'm Being Attacked by PRISONER.IANA.ORG!' (draft-ietf-dnsop-as112-under-attack-help-help-06.txt) as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Domain Name System Operations Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ron Bonica and Dan Romascanu. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-dnsop-as112-under-attack-help-help/
Technical Summary. Many sites connected to the Internet make use of IPv4 addresses which are not globally unique. Examples are the addresses designated in RFC1918 for private use within individual sites. Since queries sent to AS112 servers are usually not intentional, the replies received back from those servers are typically unexpected. Unexpected inbound traffic can trigger alarms on intrusion detection systems and firewalls, and operators of such systems often mistakenly believe that they are being attacked. This document provides background information and technical advice to those firewall operators. Working Group Summary The working group was supportive of this and the associated AS112 operations document. Nothing particularly controversial came up. Document Quality This document is for end user consumption. Personnel Shepherd is Peter Koch.