An Architecture for Overlay Networks (NVO3)

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (nvo3 WG)
Last updated 2014-10-14 (latest revision 2014-02-14)
Replaces draft-narten-nvo3-arch
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This document presents a high-level overview architecture for building overlay networks in NVO3. The architecture is given at a high-level, showing the major components of an overall system. An important goal is to divide the space into individual smaller components that can be implemented independently and with clear interfaces and interactions with other components. It should be possible to build and implement individual components in isolation and have them work with other components with no changes to other components. That way implementers have flexibility in implementing individual components and can optimize and innovate within their respective components without requiring changes to other components.


David Black (
Jon Hudson (
Larry Kreeger (
Marc Lasserre (
Thomas Narten (

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