[rfc-dist] RFC 6720 on The Generalized TTL Security Mechanism (GTSM) for the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

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        RFC 6720

        Title:      The Generalized TTL Security Mechanism 
                    (GTSM) for the Label Distribution Protocol 
        Author:     C. Pignataro, R. Asati
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       August 2012
        Mailbox:    cpignata at cisco.com, 
                    rajiva at cisco.com
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 17823
        Updates:    RFC5036

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mpls-ldp-gtsm-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6720.txt

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]

This document is a product of the Multiprotocol Label Switching Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
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