[rfc-dist] RFC 6645 on IP Flow Information Accounting and Export Benchmarking Methodology

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        RFC 6645

        Title:      IP Flow Information Accounting and 
                    Export Benchmarking Methodology 
        Author:     J. Novak
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       July 2012
        Mailbox:    janovak at cisco.com
        Pages:      39
        Characters: 87875
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-bmwg-ipflow-meth-10.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6645.txt

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.

This document is a product of the Benchmarking Methodology Working Group of the IETF.

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