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Marcin Nawrocki

03 Dec, 2019 12:51 PM
Down the Black Hole: Dismantling Operational Practices of BGP Blackholing at IXPs by Marcin Nawrocki — last modified 06 Dec, 2019 03:34 PM

Large Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks pose a major threat not only to end systems but also to the Internet infrastructure as a whole. Remote Triggered Black Hole filtering (RTBH) has been established as a tool to mitigate inter-domain DDoS attacks. The idea is simple: Signal special BGP announcements to discard unwanted traffic early in the network, e.g., at Internet eXchange Points (IXPs).