RFC 5982

IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) Mediation: Problem Statement, August 2010

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A. Kobayashi, Ed.
B. Claise, Ed.
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DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC5982

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Flow-based measurement is a popular method for various network monitoring usages. The sharing of flow-based information for monitoring applications having different requirements raises some open issues in terms of measurement system scalability, flow-based measurement flexibility, and export reliability that IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) Mediation may help resolve. This document describes some problems related to flow-based measurement that network administrators have been facing, and then it describes IPFIX Mediation applicability examples along with the problems. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.

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