Integrity Protection for Network Service Header (NSH) and Encryption of Sensitive Context Headers

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (sfc WG)
Authors Mohamed Boucadair  , Tirumaleswar Reddy.K  , Dan Wing 
Last updated 2020-06-18 (latest revision 2020-01-31)
Replaced by RFC 9145
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This specification adds integrity protection and optional encryption of sensitive metadata directly to Network Service Headers (NSH) used for Service Function Chaining (SFC).


Mohamed Boucadair (
Tirumaleswar Reddy.K (
Dan Wing (

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