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Encapsulation of End-to-End IETF Network Slice Information in IPv6

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Zhenbin Li , Jie Dong
Last updated 2021-10-16 (Latest revision 2021-04-14)
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Network slicing can be used to meet the connectivity and performance requirement of different services or customers in a shared network. An IETF network slice may span multiple network domains. In the context of 5G, the 5G end-to-end network slices consist of three major types of network segments: Radio Access Network (RAN), Transport Network (TN) and Core Network (CN). In order to facilitate the mapping between network slices in different network segments and network domains, it is beneficial to carry the identifiers of the 5G end-to-end network slice, the multi- domain IETF network slice together with the intra-domain network slice identifier in the data packet. This document defines the mechanism of encapsulating the end-to-end network slice related information in IPv6 data plane.


Zhenbin Li
Jie Dong

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