IPv6 Flow Label Specification
RFC 6437

Revision differences

Document history

Date Rev. By Action
2018-12-20
07 (System)
Received changes through RFC Editor sync (changed abstract to 'This document specifies the IPv6 Flow Label field and the minimum requirements for IPv6 nodes labeling ...
2015-10-14
07 (System) Notify list changed from 6man-chairs@ietf.org, draft-ietf-6man-flow-3697bis@ietf.org to (None)
2012-08-22
07 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Sean Turner
2012-08-22
07 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Stewart Bryant
2012-08-22
07 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Robert Sparks
2012-08-22
07 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for David Harrington
2011-11-01
07 Cindy Morgan State changed to RFC Published from RFC Ed Queue.
2011-11-01
07 (System) RFC published
2011-09-08
07 Amy Vezza State changed to RFC Ed Queue from Approved-announcement sent.
2011-09-07
07 (System) IANA Action state changed to No IC from In Progress
2011-09-07
07 (System) IANA Action state changed to In Progress
2011-09-07
07 Amy Vezza IESG state changed to Approved-announcement sent
2011-09-07
07 Amy Vezza IESG has approved the document
2011-09-07
07 Amy Vezza Closed "Approve" ballot
2011-09-07
07 Amy Vezza Approval announcement text regenerated
2011-09-07
07 Cindy Morgan Ballot writeup text changed
2011-09-06
07 Jari Arkko State changed to Approved-announcement to be sent from IESG Evaluation::AD Followup.
2011-09-06
07 Stewart Bryant [Ballot comment]
Thanks you for addressing my concerns.
2011-09-06
07 Stewart Bryant [Ballot Position Update] Position for Stewart Bryant has been changed to No Objection from Discuss
2011-08-18
07 Robert Sparks [Ballot Position Update] Position for Robert Sparks has been changed to No Objection from Discuss
2011-08-02
07 Wesley Eddy [Ballot Position Update] Position for Wesley Eddy has been changed to No Objection from Discuss
2011-08-02
07 Sean Turner [Ballot Position Update] Position for Sean Turner has been changed to No Objection from Discuss
2011-08-01
07 Samuel Weiler Request for Last Call review by SECDIR Completed. Reviewer: Richard Barnes.
2011-07-29
07 (System) Sub state has been changed to AD Follow up from New Id Needed
2011-07-29
07 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-6man-flow-3697bis-07.txt
2011-07-29
07 David Harrington
[Ballot comment]
After discussion with the authors/editors and with the TSVDIR, it appears this field is unlikely to be used for any other purpose, and ...
2011-07-29
07 David Harrington [Ballot discuss]
2011-07-29
07 David Harrington [Ballot Position Update] Position for David Harrington has been changed to No Objection from Discuss
2011-07-14
07 Cindy Morgan Removed from agenda for telechat
2011-07-14
07 Cindy Morgan State changed to IESG Evaluation::Revised ID Needed from Waiting for AD Go-Ahead.
2011-07-14
07 Dan Romascanu [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-07-14
07 Stephen Farrell [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-07-14
07 Adrian Farrel
[Ballot comment]
There is no mention of the fact that individual nodes in a network are free to implement different algorithms without impacting the interoperability ...
2011-07-14
07 Adrian Farrel [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-07-13
07 Gonzalo Camarillo [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-07-13
07 Sean Turner
[Ballot comment]
Ditto for this:

Richard: Also, purely from a terminology perspective, I found the
phrase "unintended service" confusing and less accurate than
the "better ...
2011-07-13
07 Sean Turner
[Ballot discuss]
I don't think the point made by Richard Barnes' made it in the last version:

Richard:

Given the risks
that this document discusses, ...
2011-07-13
07 Sean Turner [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded
2011-07-13
07 Ron Bonica [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-07-13
07 Stewart Bryant [Ballot comment]
A reference to draft-ietf-mpls-entropy-label-00 would seem appropriate since
they seek to achieve the same though at different layers.
2011-07-13
07 Stewart Bryant
[Ballot discuss]
Since the document is giving advice on ECMP, it should alert the reader to the
polarization problem.

The document should also alert the ...
2011-07-13
07 Stewart Bryant [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded
2011-07-13
07 Ralph Droms [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-07-13
07 (System) State changed to Waiting for AD Go-Ahead from In Last Call.
2011-07-12
07 Peter Saint-Andre
[Ballot comment]
Does this document intend to classify RFC 3697 as Historic?

The keyword boilerplate does not include "NOT RECOMMENDED", but the text does (in ...
2011-07-12
07 Peter Saint-Andre [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-07-12
07 Amanda Baber We understand that this document doesn't require any IANA actions.
2011-07-12
07 Russ Housley [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-07-12
07 Russ Housley
[Ballot comment]
The Gen-ART Review by Roni Even on 6-Jul-2011 points out one typo in
  section 3, fifth paragraph: "An alternative approach is to ...
2011-07-11
07 Robert Sparks
[Ballot comment]
I agree with Wes that the currently stated "MUST NOT change the flow label value"..."A possible exception" formulation in section 2 could be ...
2011-07-11
07 Robert Sparks
[Ballot discuss]
It's not clear whether the exceptional token rewriting described in section 6.1 should take the existing flow token into account, or treat the ...
2011-07-11
07 Robert Sparks [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded
2011-07-11
06 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-6man-flow-3697bis-06.txt
2011-07-11
07 Pete Resnick [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-07-11
07 Wesley Eddy
[Ballot comment]
The first paragraph of the introduction mentions that a flow could consist of all packets in a specific transport connection.  Many transport connections ...
2011-07-11
07 Wesley Eddy
[Ballot discuss]
In Section 2, paragraph 4, this MUST NOT is clearly a SHOULD NOT as this document itself permits a case where it's allowed ...
2011-07-11
07 Wesley Eddy [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded
2011-07-11
07 David Harrington
[Ballot discuss]
This specification uses the full size of the flow label.
Since it has no discriminator to indicate that it is being used for ...
2011-07-11
07 David Harrington [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded
2011-07-11
07 Jari Arkko [Ballot Position Update] New position, Yes, has been recorded for Jari Arkko
2011-07-11
07 Jari Arkko Ballot has been issued
2011-07-11
07 Jari Arkko Created "Approve" ballot
2011-07-06
07 Wesley Eddy Request for Last Call review by TSVDIR is assigned to Cullen Jennings
2011-07-06
07 Wesley Eddy Request for Last Call review by TSVDIR is assigned to Cullen Jennings
2011-06-30
07 Samuel Weiler Request for Last Call review by SECDIR is assigned to Richard Barnes
2011-06-30
07 Samuel Weiler Request for Last Call review by SECDIR is assigned to Richard Barnes
2011-06-29
07 Cindy Morgan Last call sent
2011-06-29
07 Cindy Morgan
State changed to In Last Call from Last Call Requested.

The following Last Call Announcement was sent out:

From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org> ...
2011-06-29
07 Jari Arkko Last Call was requested
2011-06-29
07 Jari Arkko State changed to Last Call Requested from AD Evaluation::AD Followup.
2011-06-29
07 Jari Arkko Last Call text changed
2011-06-29
07 (System) Ballot writeup text was added
2011-06-29
07 (System) Last call text was added
2011-06-29
07 (System) Ballot approval text was added
2011-06-29
07 Jari Arkko Placed on agenda for telechat - 2011-07-14
2011-06-29
07 (System) Sub state has been changed to AD Follow up from New Id Needed
2011-06-29
05 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-6man-flow-3697bis-05.txt
2011-06-20
07 Jari Arkko
State changed to AD Evaluation::Revised ID Needed from AD Evaluation.
I have reviewed this draft.

I think it is in good shape and can move ...
2011-06-19
07 Jari Arkko State changed to AD Evaluation from Publication Requested.
2011-06-06
07 Amy Vezza
Document Writeup

draft-ietf-6man-flow-3697bis-04.txt

As required by RFC 4858 </rfc/rfc4858.txt>, this is the current template
for the Document Shepherd Write-Up.

Changes are expected over time. This ...
2011-06-06
07 Amy Vezza Draft added in state Publication Requested
2011-06-06
07 Amy Vezza [Note]: 'Brian Haberman (brian@innovationslab.net) is the document shepherd for this document.' added
2011-05-13
04 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-6man-flow-3697bis-04.txt
2011-05-02
03 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-6man-flow-3697bis-03.txt
2011-03-13
02 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-6man-flow-3697bis-02.txt
2011-02-25
01 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-6man-flow-3697bis-01.txt
2011-01-31
00 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-6man-flow-3697bis-00.txt