[rfc-dist] RFC 7999 on BLACKHOLE Community

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        RFC 7999

        Title:      BLACKHOLE Community 
        Author:     T. King, C. Dietzel,
                    J. Snijders, G. Doering,
                    G. Hankins
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       October 2016
        Mailbox:    thomas.king at de-cix.net, 
                    christoph.dietzel at de-cix.net, 
                    job at ntt.net,
                    gert at space.net, 
                    greg.hankins at nokia.com
        Pages:      9
        Characters: 16794
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-grow-blackholing-03.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7999

        DOI:        http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC7999

This document describes the use of a well-known Border Gateway
Protocol (BGP) community for destination-based blackholing in IP
networks.  This well-known advisory transitive BGP community named
"BLACKHOLE" allows an origin Autonomous System (AS) to specify that a
neighboring network should discard any traffic destined towards the
tagged IP prefix.

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

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