Differentiated Service Function Chaining Framework

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Authors Mohamed Boucadair  , Christian Jacquenet  , Ron Parker  , Diego Lopez  , Jim Guichard  , Carlos Pignataro 
Last updated 2013-10-03 (latest revision 2013-08-30)
Replaces draft-boucadair-network-function-chaining
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IP networks rely more and more on the combination of advanced functions (besides the basic routing and forwarding functions) for the delivery of added value services. This document defines a framework to enforce Service Function Chaining (SFC) with minimum requirements on the underlying network. The proposed framework allows for Differentiated Forwarding (DiffForward): packets are initially classified and marked at the entry point of an SFC-enabled domain, and are then forwarded on a per SF Map Index basis.


Mohamed Boucadair (mohamed.boucadair@orange.com)
Christian Jacquenet (christian.jacquenet@orange.com)
Ron Parker (ron_parker@affirmednetworks.com)
Diego Lopez (diego@tid.es)
Jim Guichard (jguichar@cisco.com)
Carlos Pignataro (cpignata@cisco.com)

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