Using the IPv6 Flow Label for Server Load Balancing

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Brian Carpenter  , Sheng Jiang  , Willy Tarreau 
Last updated 2013-06-04 (latest revision 2012-12-05)
Replaces draft-carpenter-v6ops-label-balance
Replaced by RFC 7098
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This document describes how the IPv6 flow label as currently specified can be used to enhance layer 3/4 load distribution and balancing for large server farms.


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