RFC 8086

GRE-in-UDP Encapsulation, March 2017

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
L. Yong, Ed.
E. Crabbe
X. Xu
T. Herbert
Stream:
IETF
Source:
tsvwg (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8086

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Abstract

This document specifies a method of encapsulating network protocol packets within GRE and UDP headers. This GRE-in-UDP encapsulation allows the UDP source port field to be used as an entropy field. This may be used for load-balancing of GRE traffic in transit networks using existing Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP) mechanisms. There are two applicability scenarios for GRE-in-UDP with different requirements: (1) general Internet and (2) a traffic-managed controlled environment. The controlled environment has less restrictive requirements than the general Internet.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.