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

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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:

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

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.


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

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