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IETF RFC 6437

IPv6 Flow Label Specification

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Organization: IETF
Publication Date: 1 November 2011
Status: active
Page Count: 15
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This document specifies the IPv6 Flow Label field and the minimum requirements for IPv6 nodes labeling flows, IPv6 nodes forwarding labeled packets, and flow state establishment methods. Even when mentioned as examples of possible uses of the flow labeling, more detailed requirements for specific use cases are out of the scope for this document.

The usage of the Flow Label field enables efficient IPv6 flow classification based only on IPv6 main header fields in fixed positions.

Document History

IETF RFC 6437
November 1, 2011
IPv6 Flow Label Specification
This document specifies the IPv6 Flow Label field and the minimum requirements for IPv6 nodes labeling flows, IPv6 nodes forwarding labeled packets, and flow state establishment methods. Even when...

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