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Service Function Chaining (SFC) Architecture (RFC7665) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245006D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-05
Document File: 64 page(s) / 75K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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J. Halpern: AUTHOR [+3]


service functions to be delivered, and the fully specified notion of exactly which SFF/SFs the packet will visit when it actually traverses the network. By allowing the control components to specify this level of indirection, the operator may control the degree of SFF/SF selection authority that is delegated to the network.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   J. Halpern, Ed. Request for Comments: 7665                                      Ericsson Category: Informational                                C. Pignataro, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721                                                    Cisco                                                             October 2015

               Service Function Chaining (SFC) Architecture


   This document describes an architecture for the specification,    creation, and ongoing maintenance of Service Function Chains (SFCs)    in a network.  It includes architectural concepts, principles, and    components used in the construction of composite services through    deployment of SFCs, with a focus on those to be standardized in the    IETF.  This document does not propose solutions, protocols, or    extensions to existing protocols.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

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