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Socket API for IPv6 flow label field

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Jun-ichiro Itoh
Last updated 2001-04-11
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Intended RFC status (None)
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


The draft outlines a socket API proposal for controlling the flow label field in the IPv6 header. The API uses the sin6_flowinfo member on the IPv6 socket address structure (sockaddr_in6). The draft is, at this moment, written separately from the IPv6 basic/advanced API RFCs [Gilligan, 2000; Stevens, 1999] , as there can be many discussion items. The ultimate goal of the draft is to be a part of the IPv6 basic/advanced API.


Jun-ichiro Itoh

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