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Bug#833729: ITP: networking-sfc -- Service Function Chaining extension for OpenStack Neutron

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: James Page <james.page@ubuntu.com>

* Package name    : networking-sfc
  Version         : 1.0.0
* URL             : http://github.com/openstack/networking-sfc
* License         : Apache 2.0
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : Service Function Chaining extension for OpenStack Neutron

networking-sfc provides API and implementation to support Service Function
Chaining in OpenStack Neutron.

Service Function Chaining is a mechanism for overriding the basic destination
based forwarding that is typical of IP networks. It is conceptually related
to Policy Based Routing in physical networks but it is typically thought of as
a Software Defined Networking technology. It is often used in conjunction with
security functions although it may be used for a broader range of features.
Fundamentally SFC is the ability to cause network packet flows to route through
a network via a path other than the one that would be chosen by routing table
lookups on the packet's destination IP address. It is most commonly used in
conjunction with Network Function Virtualization when recreating in a virtual
environment a series of network functions that would have traditionally been
implemented as a collection of physical network devices connected in series
by cables.

This package will be maintained under the pkg-openstack team.

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