RFC 8393

Operating the Network Service Header (NSH) with Next Protocol "None", May 2018

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8393.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
A. Farrel
J. Drake
Stream:
IETF
Source:
sfc (rtg)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8393

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Abstract

This document describes a network that supports Service Function Chaining (SFC) using the Network Service Header (NSH) with no payload data and carrying only metadata. This is achieved by defining a new NSH "Next Protocol" type value of "None".

This document illustrates some of the functions that may be achieved or enhanced by this mechanism, but it does not provide an exhaustive list of use cases, nor is it intended to be definitive about the functions it describes. It is expected that other documents will describe specific use cases in more detail and will define the protocol mechanics for each use case.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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