IPv6 Flow Label Specification
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 6man mailing list <email@example.com>, 6man chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'IPv6 Flow Label Specification' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-6man-flow-3697bis-07.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'IPv6 Flow Label Specification' (draft-ietf-6man-flow-3697bis-07.txt) as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the IPv6 Maintenance Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jari Arkko and Ralph Droms. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-6man-flow-3697bis/
Technical Summary This document specifies the IPv6 Flow Label field and the minimum requirements for IPv6 nodes labeling flows, IPv6 nodes forwarding labeled packets, and flow state establishment methods. Even when mentioned as examples of possible uses of the flow labeling, more detailed requirements for specific use cases are out of scope for this document. The usage of the Flow Label field enables efficient IPv6 flow classification based only on IPv6 main header fields in fixed positions. Working Group Summary This document was reviewed by the 6man WG and represents the consensus of that groups. Document Quality This document has been reviewed by the members and co-chairs of the 6MAN working group. Personnel Brian Haberman (email@example.com) is the document shepherd and Jari Arkko is the responsible Area Director.