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RFC 6720

"The Generalized TTL Security Mechanism (GTSM) for the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)", August 2012

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http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6720.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 5036
Authors:
C. Pignataro
R. Asati
Stream:
IETF
Source:
mpls (rtg)

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Abstract

The Generalized TTL Security Mechanism (GTSM) describes a generalized use of a packet's Time to Live (TTL) (IPv4) or Hop Limit (IPv6) to verify that the packet was sourced by a node on a connected link, thereby protecting the router\'s IP control plane from CPU utilization-based attacks. This technique improves security and is used by many protocols. This document defines the GTSM use for the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP). This specification uses a bit reserved in RFC 5036 and therefore updates RFC 5036. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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