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The IESG has received a request from the Service Function Chaining WG
(sfc) to consider the following document:
- 'Service Function Chaining Problem Statement'
  <draft-ietf-sfc-problem-statement-10.txt> as Informational RFC

The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits
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   This document provides an overview of the issues associated with the
   deployment of service functions (such as firewalls, load balancers)
   in large-scale environments.  The term service function chaining is
   used to describe the definition and instantiation of an ordered set
   of instances of such service functions, and the subsequent "steering"
   of traffic flows through those service functions.

   The set of enabled service function chains reflect operator service
   offerings and is designed in conjunction with application delivery
   and service and network policy.

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