[rfc-dist] RFC 3697 on IPv6 Flow Label Specification

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        RFC 3697

        Title:      IPv6 Flow Label Specification
        Author(s):  J. Rajahalme, A. Conta, B. Carpenter, S. Deering
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       March 2004
        Mailbox:    jarno.rajahalme@nokia.com, aconta@txc.com,
        Pages:      9
        Characters: 21296
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ipv6-flow-label-09.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3697.txt

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

This document is a product of the IP Version 6 Working Group of the

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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