Packet Generation in Service Function Chains

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Authors Reinaldo Penno  , Carlos Pignataro  , Chui-Tin Yen  , Eric Wang  , Kent Leung  , David Dolson 
Last updated 2016-10-31 (latest revision 2016-04-29)
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Service Functions (e.g., Firewall, NAT, Proxies and Intrusion Prevention Systems) generate packets in the reverse flow direction to the source of the current in-process packet/flow. In this document we discuss and propose how to support this required functionality within the SFC framework.


Reinaldo Penno (
Carlos Pignataro (
Chui-Tin Yen (
Eric Wang (
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David Dolson (

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