Layer 4-7 Service Chain problem statement

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This draft analyzes the taxonomy of Layer 4-7 Services and gives two examples of Layer 4-7 service chain, one from a traffic steering perspective and another one from a Layer 7 perspective. The intent is to emphasize their unique issues and challenges.


Linda Dunbar (
Donald Eastlake (

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