Service Chaining using MPLS Source Routing

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Source Packet Routing in Networking (SPRING) WG is developing an MPLS source routing mechanism. This MPLS source routing mechanism can be leveraged to realize the service path layer functionality of the service function chaining (i.e., steering the selected traffic through a particular service function path) by encoding the service function path information as an MPLS label stack. This document describes how to use the MPLS source routing mechanism as developed by the SPRING WG to realize the service path layer functionality of service function chaining.


Xiaohu Xu (
Stewart Bryant (
Hamid Assarpour (
Himanshu Shah (
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