Citizendium - a community developing a quality, comprehensive compendium of knowledge, online and free.
Click here to join and contribute
CZ thanks our previous donors. Donate here. Treasurer's Financial Report

Internet Protocol flow information export

From Citizendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is developing and not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and subject to a disclaimer.

Internet Protocol flow information export is the general term for methods to collect and report flow (Internet Protocol) statistics.[1] In 2004, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) IPFIX project [2] analyzed methods,[3] both originally designed for the IETF, as well as proprietary flow export methods put into the public domain.

  • Common Reliable Accounting for Network Element (XACCT) [4]
  • (DIAMETER) [5]
  • Internet Protocol Detail Record (IPDR)[6]
  • Light-weight Flow Accounting Protocol Specification Version 5.0[5]
  • NetFlow Services Export Version 9 (Cisco Systems) [7]


  1. Quittek, J., Zseby, T., Claise, B., and S. Zander, (October 2004), Requirements for IP Flow Information Export, RFC 3917
  2. IP Flow Information Export (ipfix), Internet Engineering Task Force
  3. S. Leinen (October 2004), Evaluation of Candidate Protocols for IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX), RFC 3955
  4. Zhang, K. and E. Elkin (November 2002), XACCT's Common Reliable Accounting for Network Element (CRANE) Protocol Specification Version 1.0
  5. 5.0 5.1 Calhoun, P., Loughney, J., Guttman, E., Zorn, G., and J. Arkko (September 2003), Diameter Base Protocol
  6. Internet Protocol Detail Record Organization (April 2002), Network Data Management - Usage (NDM-U) For IP-Based Services Version 3.1
  7. B. Claise, ed. (October 2004), Cisco Systems NetFlow Services Export Version 9