Inband Flow Analyzer

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Authors Jai Kumar  , Surendra Anubolu  , John Lemon  , Rajeev Manur  , Hugh Holbrook  , Anoop Ghanwani  , Dezhong Cai  , Heidi Ou  , Li Yizhou  , Xiaojun Wang 
Last updated 2020-10-26 (latest revision 2020-04-24)
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Inband Flow Analyzer (IFA) records flow specific information from an end station and/or switches across a network. This document discusses the method to collect data on a per hop basis across a network and perform localized or end to end analytics operations on the data. This document also describes a transport-agnostic header definition that may be used for tunneled and non-tunneled flows alike.


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Surendra Anubolu (
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Rajeev Manur (
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