Compressed SRv6 Network Programming

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Authors Zhenbin Li  , Cheng Li  , Chongfeng Xie  , Kihoon LEE  , Hui Tian  , Feng Zhao  , Jim Guichard  , Li Cong  , Shuping Peng 
Last updated 2020-08-28 (latest revision 2020-02-25)
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Segment Routing can be applied to the IPv6 data plane by leveraging a new type of Routing Extension Header, called Segment Routing Header (SRH). However, the overhead introduced by SRH may be a challenge for existing hardware, which may influence on the forwarding performance and the payload efficiency. This document defines a compressed SRv6 network programming mechanism in order to reduce the overhead of SRv6 by introducing the Compressed Segment Identifier (C-SID) and the Compressed SRH (C-SRH). The C-SRH can be a new Routing Header or an enhancement of SRH.


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