Analysis on Forwarding Methods for Service Chaining

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Authors Shunsuke Homma  , Kengo Naito  , Diego Lopez  , Martin Stiemerling  , David Dolson  , Alexey Gorbunov  , Nicolai Leymann  , Paul Bottorff  , Don Fedyk 
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This document presents the results of analyzing packet forwarding methods and path selection patterns for achieving Service Chaining. In Service Chaining, data packets need to be forwarded to the appropriate service functions deployed in networks based on service provided for the packets, and distribution of the service-oriented route information and steering data packets following the route information would be required.


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