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RFC 8586 on Loop Detection in Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)

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        RFC 8586

        Title:      Loop Detection in Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) 
        Author:     S. Ludin,
                    M. Nottingham,
                    N. Sullivan
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2019
        Mailbox:    sludin@akamai.com, 
                    mnot@fastly.com, 
                    nick@cloudflare.com
        Pages:      6
        Characters: 12560
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-httpbis-cdn-loop-02.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8586

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8586

This document defines the CDN-Loop request header field for HTTP.
CDN-Loop addresses an operational need that occurs when an HTTP
request is intentionally forwarded between Content Delivery Networks
(CDNs), but is then accidentally or maliciously re-routed back into
the original CDN causing a non-terminating loop.  The new header
field can be used to identify the error and terminate the loop.

This document is a product of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Bis Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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