Generic UDP Encapsulation
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|Authors||Tom Herbert , Lucy Yong , Osama Zia|
|Last updated||2018-07-16 (Latest revision 2017-12-30)|
|RFC stream||Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)|
TSVART Early review (of -07) by David Black On the Right Track
INTDIR Early review (of -06) by Charles Perkins Almost ready
|Additional resources||Mailing list discussion|
|Stream||WG state||WG Document|
|Document shepherd||Fred Templin|
|Send notices to||Fred Templin <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
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This specification describes Generic UDP Encapsulation (GUE), which is a scheme for using UDP to encapsulate packets of different IP protocols for transport across layer 3 networks. By encapsulating packets in UDP, specialized capabilities in networking hardware for efficient handling of UDP packets can be leveraged. GUE specifies basic encapsulation methods upon which higher level constructs, such as tunnels and overlay networks for network virtualization, can be constructed. GUE is extensible by allowing optional data fields as part of the encapsulation, and is generic in that it can encapsulate packets of various IP protocols.
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