Service Function Chaining: Design Considerations, Analysis & Recommendations

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Authors Mohamed Boucadair  , Christian Jacquenet  , Ron Parker  , Linda Dunbar 
Last updated 2015-04-25 (latest revision 2014-10-22)
Replaces draft-boucadair-chaining-design-analysis
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This document aims at analyzing the various design options and providing a set of recommendations for the design of Service Function Chaining solution(s). Note: o The analysis does not claim to be exhaustive. The list includes a preliminary set of potential solutions; other proposals can be added to the analysis if required. o The analysis is still ongoing. The analysis text will be updated to integrate received comments and inputs. o Sketched recommendations are not frozen. These recommendations are provided as proposals to kick-off the discussion and to challenge them. o The analysis does not cover any application-specific solution (e.g., HTTP header) because of the potential issues inherent to (TLS) encrypted traffic. o The analysis will be updated to take into account the full set of SFC requirements.


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