[rfc-dist] RFC 6790 on The Use of Entropy Labels in MPLS Forwarding

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        RFC 6790

        Title:      The Use of Entropy Labels 
                    in MPLS Forwarding 
        Author:     K. Kompella, J. Drake,
                    S. Amante, W. Henderickx, L. Yong
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       November 2012
        Mailbox:    kireeti.kompella at gmail.com, 
                    jdrake at juniper.net, 
                    shane at level3.net,
                    wim.henderickx at alcatel-lucent.com, 
                    lucy.yong at huawei.com
        Pages:      25
        Characters: 53837
        Updates:    3031, 3107, 3209, 5036

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mpls-entropy-label-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6790.txt

Load balancing is a powerful tool for engineering traffic across a
network.  This memo suggests ways of improving load balancing across
MPLS networks using the concept of "entropy labels".  It defines the
concept, describes why entropy labels are useful, enumerates
properties of entropy labels that allow maximal benefit, and shows
how they can be signaled and used for various applications.  This
document updates RFCs 3031, 3107, 3209, and 5036.  [STANDARDS-TRACK]

This document is a product of the Multiprotocol Label Switching Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state and
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