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Requirements for IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) (RFC3917)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031728D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-07
Document File: 34 page(s) / 82K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Quittek: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This memo defines requirements for the export of measured IP flow information out of routers, traffic measurement probes, and middleboxes.

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Network Working Group                                         J. Quittek

Request for Comments: 3917                               NEC Europe Ltd.

Category: Informational                                         T. Zseby

                                                        Fraunhofer FOKUS

                                                               B. Claise

                                                           Cisco Systems

                                                               S. Zander

                                                    Swinburne University

                                                            October 2004

          Requirements for IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX)

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does

   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this

   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   This memo defines requirements for the export of measured IP flow

   information out of routers, traffic measurement probes, and

   middleboxes.

Table of Contents

   1.   Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   2.   Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

        2.1.   IP Traffic Flow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

        2.2.   Observation Point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

        2.3.   Metering Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

        2.4.   Flow Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

        2.5.   Exporting Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

        2.6.   Collecting Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   3.   Applications Requiring IP Flow Information Export . . . . . .  6

        3.1.   Usage-based Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

        3.2.   Traffic Profiling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

        3.3.   Traffic Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

        3.4.   Attack/Intrusion Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

        3.5.   QoS Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

   4.   Distinguishing Flows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

        4.1.   Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

        4.2.   Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....