Using the IPv6 Flow Label for Performance Measurement with Alternate Marking Method in Segment Routing

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Authors Giuseppe Fioccola  , Gunter Van de Velde  , Mauro Cociglio  , Praveen Muley 
Last updated 2018-04-29 (latest revision 2017-10-26)
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[RFC6294] makes a survey of Proposed Use Cases for the IPv6 Flow Label. The IPv6 protocol includes a flow label in every packet header, but this field is, according to [RFC6294], not used in practice. This document describes how the alternate marking method can be used as the passive performance measurement method in a IPv6 domain.


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Gunter Van de Velde (
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Praveen Muley (

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