Revision of the tcpControlBits IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) Information Element (RFC7125)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Feb-12
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
B. Trammell: AUTHOR [+2]
As defined in the IANA IPFIX Information Element Registry [IANA-IPFIX], taken from [RFC5102], the tcpControlBits Information Element for IPFIX [RFC7011] only covers the original 6 bits from [RFC0793]. To allow IPFIX to be used to measure the use of ECN, and to bring the IPFIX Information Element definition in line with the current definition of the TCP Flags header field, it is necessary to revise this definition.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) B. Trammell Request for Comments: 7125 ETH Zurich Category: Informational P. Aitken ISSN: 2070-1721 Cisco Systems, Inc February 2014
Revision of the tcpControlBits IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) Information Element
This document revises the tcpControlBits IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) Information Element as originally defined in RFC 5102 to reflect changes to the TCP Flags header field since RFC 793.
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RFC 7125 IPFIX tcpControlBits February 2014
Octets 12 and 13 (counting from zero) of the TCP header encode the data offset (header length) in 4 bits, as well as 12 bits of flags. The least significant 6 bits of these were defined in [RFC0793] as URG, ACK, PSH, RST, SYN, and FIN for TCP control. Subsequently, [RFC3168] defined the CWR and ECE flags for Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) negotiation a...