DDoS Attacks may be impossible to prevent but mitigation options are available via Internet2 NOC (Network Operations Center).
Internet2 has options available to negate or reduce the effect of a distributed denial of service attack.
Discard Traffic Community Quick Reference Guide:
11537:911 - Black Hole. Traffic to these prefixes will be discarded (only for Internet2 R&E) Between a /24 mask and up to a /32 mask
11164:53666 Traffic to these prefixes will be discarded (only for TR-CPS traffic)
Specific Filter Requests
Optionally, Internet2 engineering can implement filtering upon request. To expedite the specific requests include the following information:
The specific protocol with associated port number(s), destination address and duration of filter.
Contacting the Internet2 NOC:
If Internet2 NOC engineering service is immediately required, contact the Internet2 NOC:
Online Ticket Submission: http://noc.net.internet2.edu/i2network/support/report-a-problem.html
Internet2 BGP Communities:
Internet2 NOC has set up the following combinations to assist members to managing their traffic. The entire BGP community list can be found here: https://noc.net.internet2.edu/i2network/maps-documentation/documentation/bgp-communities.html
Internet2’s response to DDOS attacks:
The Internet2 Security Working Group website is location: