IETF 107 Hackathon - Event Cancelled

Saturday, March 21, 2020 to Sunday, March 22, 2020

*This event has been cancelled.* Members of the Mitigating IoT-Based DDoS project team will participate in the IETF 107 Hackathon in Vancouver, Canada on March 21-22, 2020 where they will demonstrate how the MUD Profiling Database (MUD-PD) tool can help automatically generate Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD) files for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. They plan on collaborating with the IETF participants and leveraging the base MUD components as described in RFC 8520, Manufacturer Usage Description Specification.

In November 2019, the project team released the preliminary draft Special Publication 1800-15, Securing Small-Business and Home Internet of Things (IoT) Devices: Mitigating Network-Based Attacks Using Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD). This guide presents the crucial role MUD can play in strengthening network security in homes and small business and is intended for IoT device and network component developers and implementors.

The team is seeking IETF attendees to participate at the hackathon and learn how the MUD-PD tool can help with generating MUD profiles. Bring your own IoT devices or choose an IoT device from our selection. We will have an environment where participants will be able to capture the network activity generated throughout the IoT device lifecycle. After the IoT device behavior has been captured, the MUD-PD tool will be used to automatically generate MUD profiles. The packet captures, MUD profiles, and the discussion involved will help us improve the MUD-PD tool, making the generated MUD files more comprehensive. These profiles will also help manufacturers and others in the community to gain a better understanding of their IoT device behavior.


During the hackathon, participants will:

  • Capture IoT device behavior
  • Analyze the device behavior using a variety of tools, including the MUD-PD tool
  • Generate MUD profiles for use by others in the community
  • Discuss and generate improvements to the MUD-PD tool

Participants are encouraged to bring their own IoT devices if possible. The following IoT devices will be provided by the project team:

  • Amazon Echo Dot
  • Nest Indoor Cam
  • Lifx Light Bulb
  • Phillips Hue Hub + Bulb
  • Vizio Smart TV
  • Belkin Wemo Smart Switch
  • Raspberry Pi 4