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RFC 3697

"IPv6 Flow Label Specification", March 2004

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3697.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoleted by:
RFC 6437
Authors:
J. Rajahalme
A. Conta
B. Carpenter
S. Deering
Stream:
IETF
Source:
ipv6 (int)

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Abstract

This document specifies the IPv6 Flow Label field and the minimum requirements for IPv6 source 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. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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