RFC 6645

IP Flow Information Accounting and Export Benchmarking Methodology, July 2012

Canonical URL:
File formats:
Plain TextPDF
J. Novak
bmwg (ops)

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC6645

Other actions: Find Errata (if any)  |  Submit Errata  |  Find IPR Disclosures from the IETF


This document provides a methodology and framework for quantifying the performance impact of the monitoring of IP flows on a network device and the export of this information to a Collector. It identifies the rate at which the IP flows are created, expired, and successfully exported as a new performance metric in combination with traditional throughput. The metric is only applicable to the devices compliant with RFC 5470, "Architecture for IP Flow Information Export". The methodology quantifies the impact of the IP flow monitoring process on the network equipment. 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.

Download PDF Reader

Search RFCs
Advanced Search