Distributed Denial-of-Service Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) Signal Channel Specification, May 2020
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- Obsoleted by:
- RFC 9132
- T. Reddy.K, Ed.
M. Boucadair, Ed.
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This document specifies the Distributed Denial-of-Service Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) signal channel, a protocol for signaling the need for protection against Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks to a server capable of enabling network traffic mitigation on behalf of the requesting client.
A companion document defines the DOTS data channel, a separate reliable communication layer for DOTS management and configuration purposes.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.