Service Function Chaining: Framework & Architecture

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Authors Mohamed Boucadair  , Christian Jacquenet  , Ron Parker  , Diego Lopez  , Jim Guichard  , Carlos Pignataro 
Last updated 2014-08-13 (latest revision 2014-02-13)
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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 reference architecture and a framework to enforce Service Function Chaining (SFC) with minimum requirements on the physical topology of the network.


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Christian Jacquenet (
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