RFC 5982 on IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) Mediation: Problem Statement

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        
        RFC 5982

        Title:      IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) 
                    Mediation: Problem Statement 
        Author:     A. Kobayashi, Ed.,
                    B. Claise, Ed.
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       August 2010
        Mailbox:    akoba@nttv6.net, 
                    bclaise@cisco.com
        Pages:      25
        Characters: 56005
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ipfix-mediators-problem-statement-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5982.txt

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.

This document is a product of the IP Flow Information Export Working Group of the IETF.


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