BLACKHOLE Community
RFC 7999

Approval announcement
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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
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Cc: grow-chairs@ietf.org, joelja@gmail.com, draft-ietf-grow-blackholing@ietf.org, christopher.morrow@gmail.com, "Christopher Morrow" <christopher.morrow@gmail.com>, "The IESG" <iesg@ietf.org>, grow@ietf.org, rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org
Subject: Document Action: 'BLACKHOLE BGP Community for Blackholing' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-grow-blackholing-03.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'BLACKHOLE BGP Community for Blackholing'
  (draft-ietf-grow-blackholing-03.txt) as Informational RFC

This document is the product of the Global Routing Operations Working
Group.

The IESG contact persons are Benoit Claise and Joel Jaeggli.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-grow-blackholing/


Technical Summary

  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.

Working Group Summary

The working group had decent discussion on this draft and consensus on content/intent.

Document Quality

The proposal does not include code requirements, but does include use of a  standard bgp community 'BLACKHOLE' to accomplish a task (discard traffic inside the connected networks).

The IETF Last call resulted in significant changes to the document inclusive of a change to the intended state to informational.

Personnel

Shepherd: christopher.morrow@gmail.com
AD: joelja@bogus.com