Using the IPv6 Flow Label for Load Balancing in Server Farms
RFC 7098

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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Cc: RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>
Subject: Document Action: 'Using the IPv6 Flow Label for Load Balancing in Server Farms' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-intarea-flow-label-balancing-03.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Using the IPv6 Flow Label for Load Balancing in Server Farms'
  (draft-ietf-intarea-flow-label-balancing-03.txt) as Informational RFC

This document is the product of the Internet Area Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Ted Lemon and Brian Haberman.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:
http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-intarea-flow-label-balancing/


Technical Summary:

This document describes the use of the IPv6 flow label field to
enhance layer 3/4 load distribution and balancing for large server
farms. The main goal of this proposed approach is to improve the
performance of most types of L3/L4 load balancers, especially for
traffic that includes multiple IPv6 extension headers and for
fragmented packets. The document also includes a brief summary of
commonly used load balancing techniques to put the proposed mechanism
in context.

Working Group Summary:

The working group had active discussion on the draft and the current
text of the draft is representative of the consensus of the working
group.

Document Quality:

The document has received adequate review. The Document Shepherd has
no concerns about the depth or breadth of these reviews. There are no
known implementations of this document.

Personnel:

Who is the Document Shepherd? Who is the Responsible Area Director?

Suresh Krishnan is the document shepherd. Ted Lemon is the
responsible AD.