Service Function Chaining (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 Halpern (

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