Using the IPv6 Flow Label for Server Load Balancing

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Last updated 2012-09-06 (latest revision 2012-03-06)
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This document describes how the IPv6 flow label can be used in support of layer 3/4 load distribution and balancing for large server farms.


Brian Carpenter (
Sheng Jiang (
Willy Tarreau (

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