Using the IPv6 Flow Label for Load Balancing in Server Farms
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.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.