Service Function Chaining (SFC) Architecture

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Authors Joel Halpern  , Carlos Pignataro 
Last updated 2014-09-08 (latest revision 2014-08-22)
Replaces draft-boucadair-sfc-framework, draft-quinn-sfc-arch
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This document describes an architecture for the specification, creation, and ongoing maintenance of Service Function Chains (SFC) in a network. It includes architectural concepts, principles, and components used in the construction of composite services through deployment of SFCs. This document does not propose solutions, protocols, or extensions to existing protocols.


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