Generic UDP Encapsulation
draft-ietf-nvo3-gue-05

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (nvo3 WG)
Last updated 2016-10-28
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at
https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-ietf-nvo3-gue-05.txt

Abstract

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 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.

Authors

Tom Herbert (tom@herbertland.com)
Lucy Yong (lucy.yong@huawei.com)
Osama Zia (osamaz@microsoft.com)

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