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Service Function Chaining (SFC) Architecture

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Paul Quinn , Joel M. Halpern
Last updated 2014-08-15 (Latest revision 2014-05-05)
Replaces draft-beliveau-sfc-architecture, draft-quinn-nsc-arch
Replaced by draft-merged-sfc-architecture
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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.


Paul Quinn
Joel M. Halpern

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