[rfc-dist] RFC 6192 on Protecting the Router Control Plane

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        RFC 6192

        Title:      Protecting the Router Control Plane 
        Author:     D. Dugal, C. Pignataro,
                    R. Dunn
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       March 2011
        Mailbox:    dave at juniper.net, 
                    cpignata at cisco.com, 
                    rodunn at cisco.com
        Pages:      25
        Characters: 49422
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-opsec-protect-control-plane-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6192.txt

This memo provides a method for protecting a router's control plane
from undesired or malicious traffic.  In this approach, all
legitimate router control plane traffic is identified.  Once
legitimate traffic has been identified, a filter is deployed in the
router's forwarding plane.  That filter prevents traffic not
specifically identified as legitimate from reaching the router's
control plane, or rate-limits such traffic to an acceptable level.

Note that the filters described in this memo are applied only to
traffic that is destined for the router, and not to all traffic that
is passing through the router.  This document is not an Internet 
Standards Track specification; it is published for informational 

This document is a product of the Operational Security Capabilities for IP Network Infrastructure Working Group of the IETF.

INFORMATIONAL: This memo provides information for the Internet community.
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