IP Flow Anonymization Support
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ipfix mailing list <email@example.com>, ipfix chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'IP Flow Anonymization Support' to Experimental RFC (draft-ietf-ipfix-anon-06.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'IP Flow Anonymization Support' (draft-ietf-ipfix-anon-06.txt) as an Experimental RFC This document is the product of the IP Flow Information Export Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Dan Romascanu and Ron Bonica. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-ipfix-anon/
Technical Summary This document describes anonymisation techniques for IP flow data and the export of anonymised data using the IPFIX protocol. It categorizes common anonymisation schemes and defines the parameters needed to describe them. It provides guidelines for the implementation of anonymised data export and storage over IPFIX, and describes an information model and Options-based method for anonymisation metadata export within the IPFIX protocol or storage in IPFIX Files Working Group Summary This draft was initiated by WG members from ETH Zurich, and reviewed by other members, mostly European, who have similar research interests. Although this seems a somewhat complicated way to transmit and store anonymised data, it is believed to be a significant step towards a common way to carry metadata about how the anonymisation was done along with the data itself. Although there was considerable discussion within the working group, consensus was reached without any problems. Document Quality This is an Experimental document, intended for the Network Research and Network Security communities. It is submitted as an Experimental document as a way of encouraging multiple implementations, in order to gain experience with it. When sufficient experience will be gained with this, it mahy be brought back to the Working Group to be considered as a new Standards Track work item. Personnel Nevil Brownlee is the Document Shepherd. Dan Romascanu is the Responsible Area Director.