An IPFIX-Based File Format

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Author Brian Trammell 
Last updated 2012-10-29 (latest revision 2007-11-08)
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This document describes a file format for the storage of flow data based upon the IPFIX message format. It proposes a set of requirements for flat-file, binary flow data file formats, then applies the IPFIX message format to these requirements to build a new file format. This IPFIX-based file format is designed to facilitate interoperability and reusability among a wide variety of flow storage, processing, and analysis tools.


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