Network Service Header (NSH) (RFC8300)
Original Publication Date: 2018-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2018-Jan-13
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
P. Quinn: AUTHOR [+6]
Service Functions are widely deployed and essential in many networks. These Service Functions provide a range of features such as security, WAN acceleration, and server load balancing. Service Functions may be instantiated at different points in the network infrastructure such as the WAN, data center, and so forth.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) P. Quinn, Ed. Request for Comments: 8300 Cisco Category: Standards Track U. Elzur, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721 Intel C. Pignataro, Ed. Cisco January 2018
Network Service Header (NSH)
This document describes a Network Service Header (NSH) imposed on packets or frames to realize Service Function Paths (SFPs). The NSH also provides a mechanism for metadata exchange along the instantiated service paths. The NSH is the Service Function Chaining (SFC) encapsulation required to support the SFC architecture (defined in RFC 7665).
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RFC 8300 Network Service Header (NSH) January 2018
Table of Contents
1. Introduction ....................................................3
1.1. Applicability ................................