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Using the IPv6 Flow Label for Server Load Balancing

Document type: Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
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Last updated: 2012-09-06 (latest revision 2012-03-06)
Intended RFC status: Unknown
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IESG State: Replaced by draft-carpenter-flow-label-balancing
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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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