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
The usage of the Flow Label field enables efficient IPv6 flow
classification based only on IPv6 main header fields in fixed
Working Group Summary
This document was reviewed by the 6man WG and
represents the consensus of that groups.
This document has been reviewed by the members and co-chairs
of the 6MAN working group.
Brian Haberman (email@example.com) is the document shepherd and Jari Arkko
is the responsible Area Director.