RFC 8300

Network Service Header (NSH), January 2018

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8300.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
P. Quinn, Ed.
U. Elzur, Ed.
C. Pignataro, Ed.
Stream:
IETF
Source:
sfc (rtg)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8300

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Abstract

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).


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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