A Discard Prefix for IPv6
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com>, v6ops mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, v6ops chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'A Discard Prefix for IPv6' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-discard-prefix-05.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'A Discard Prefix for IPv6' (draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-discard-prefix-05.txt) as Informational RFC This document is the product of the IPv6 Operations Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ronald Bonica and Benoit Claise. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-discard-prefix/
Technical Summary: Remote triggered black hole filtering describes a method of militating against denial-of-service attacks by selectively discarding traffic based on source or destination address. Remote triggered black hole routing describes a method of selectively re- routing traffic into a sinkhole router (for further analysis) based on destination address. This document explains why a unique IPv6 prefix should be formally assigned by IANA for the purpose of facilitating IPv6 remote triggered black hole filtering and routing. Working Group Summary The document has received extensive review both prior to and during WG LC. As the document allocates ipv6 address space for a special purpose application, review was sought and obtained from IANA during the process of WG last call. Document Quality Field reports from operators suggested multiple solutions for an appropriate address range were already in use at the time of the inception of this document. A defined prefix will facilitate proper designation of the address range and facilitate the creation of default filters. The request has been relatively simple and uncontroversial as a proposal, and therefore advancement of the document towards the publication has so far encountered few obstacles. Personnel Joel Jaeggli v6ops co-chair, is the document shepherd for draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-discard-prefix.