UDP Transport for Network Service Header
draft-kumar-sfc-nsh-udp-transport-03

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Abstract

This draft describes the transport encapsulation to carry Network Service Header (NSH) over UDP transport protocol. This enables applications and services using NSH to communicate over a simple layer-3 network without topological constraints. It brings down the barrier to deploy NSH by not requiring additional overhead as is typical of overlay encapsulation mechanisms designed on top of UDP. As a first benefit, this method eases the deployment of Service Function Chaining (SFC) by allowing SFC components to utilize the basic UDP/IP stack available in virtually all network elements and end systems to setup the virtual network and realize Service Function Chains (SFCs).

Authors

Surendra Kumar (smkumar@cisco.com)
Larry Kreeger (kreeger@cisco.com)
Sumandra Majee (s.majee@f5.com)
Walter Haeffner (walter.haeffner@vodafone.com)
Rajeev Manur (rmanur@broadcom.com)
David Melman (davidme@marvell.com)

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