Generic Routing Encapsulation

<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).

Last updated: 1998-07-19

Nearby terms:

Generic Routing EncapsulationGeneric Security Service Application Programming Interface

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