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RFC 5982

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

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
A. Kobayashi, Ed.
B. Claise, Ed.
Stream:
IETF
Source:
ipfix (ops)

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Abstract

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.


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