generic routing encapsulation

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Generic Routing Encapsulation definition

networking, protocol
(GRE) A protocol which allows an arbitrary network protocol A to be transmitted over any other arbitrary network protocol B, by encapsulating the packets of A within GRE packets, which in turn are contained within packets of B.
Defined in RFC 1701 and RFC 1702 (GRE over IP).

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