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Using the IPv6 flow label for equal cost multipath routing and link aggregation in tunnels

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Shane Amante , Brian E. Carpenter
Last updated 2011-03-28 (Latest revision 2010-10-07)
Replaced by draft-ietf-6man-flow-ecmp
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The IPv6 flow label has certain restrictions on its use. This document describes how those restrictions apply when using the flow label for load balancing by equal cost multipath routing, and for link aggregation, particularly for tunneled traffic.


Shane Amante
Brian E. Carpenter

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