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Cisco Systems Export of Application Information in IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX)
RFC 6759

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         B. Claise
Request for Comments: 6759                                     P. Aitken
Category: Informational                                     N. Ben-Dvora
ISSN: 2070-1721                                      Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                           November 2012

           Cisco Systems Export of Application Information in
                   IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX)

Abstract

   This document specifies a Cisco Systems extension to the IPFIX
   information model specified in RFC 5102 to export application
   information.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
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   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Claise, et al.                Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 6759              Export of App. Info. in IPFIX        November 2012

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Application Information Use Cases ..........................5
      1.2. Conventions Used in This Document ..........................5
   2. IPFIX Documents Overview ........................................5
   3. Terminology .....................................................6
      3.1. New Terminology ............................................6
   4. applicationId Information Element Specification .................6
      4.1. Existing Classification Engine IDs .........................7
      4.2. Selector ID Length per Classification ID ..................11
      4.3. Application Name Options Template Record ..................12
      4.4. Resolving IANA L4 Port Discrepancies ......................13
   5. Grouping Applications with Attributes ..........................13
      5.1. Options Template Record for Attribute Values ..............15
   6. Application ID Examples ........................................15
      6.1. Example 1: Layer 2 Protocol ...............................15
      6.2. Example 2: Standardized IANA Layer 3 Protocol .............16
      6.3. Example 3: Proprietary Layer 3 Protocol ...................17
      6.4. Example 4: Standardized IANA Layer 4 Port .................18
      6.5. Example 5: Layer 7 Application ............................19
      6.6. Example 6: Layer 7 Application with Private
           Enterprise Number (PEN) ...................................21
      6.7. Example: Port Obfuscation .................................22
      6.8. Example: Application Name Mapping Options Template ........23
      6.9. Example: Attributes Values Options Template Record ........24
   7. IANA Considerations ............................................25
      7.1. New Information Elements ..................................25
           7.1.1. applicationDescription .............................25
           7.1.2. applicationId ......................................26
           7.1.3. applicationName ....................................26
           7.1.4. classificationEngineId .............................26
           7.1.5. applicationCategoryName ............................29
           7.1.6. applicationSubCategoryName .........................29
           7.1.7. applicationGroupName ...............................29
           7.1.8. p2pTechnology ......................................29
           7.1.9. tunnelTechnology ...................................30
           7.1.10. encryptedTechnology ...............................30
      7.2. Classification Engine ID Registry .........................30

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