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Information Model for IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX)
RFC 7012

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                    B. Claise, Ed.
Request for Comments: 7012                           Cisco Systems, Inc.
Obsoletes: 5102                                         B. Trammell, Ed.
Category: Standards Track                                     ETH Zurich
ISSN: 2070-1721                                           September 2013

        Information Model for IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX)

Abstract

   This document defines the data types and management policy for the
   information model for the IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX)
   protocol.  This information model is maintained as the IANA "IPFIX
   Information Elements" registry, the initial contents of which were
   defined by RFC 5102.  This information model is used by the IPFIX
   protocol for encoding measured traffic information and information
   related to the traffic Observation Point, the traffic Metering
   Process, and the Exporting Process.  Although this model was
   developed for the IPFIX protocol, it is defined in an open way that
   allows it to be easily used in other protocols, interfaces, and
   applications.  This document obsoletes RFC 5102.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7012.

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RFC 7012                 IPFIX Information Model          September 2013

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Changes since RFC 5102 .....................................4
      1.2. IPFIX Documents Overview ...................................4
   2. Properties of IPFIX Protocol Information Elements ...............5
      2.1. Information Element Specification Template .................5
      2.2. Scope of Information Elements ..............................7
      2.3. Naming Conventions for Information Elements ................8
   3. Type Space ......................................................9
      3.1. Abstract Data Types ........................................9
           3.1.1. unsigned8 ...........................................9
           3.1.2. unsigned16 ..........................................9
           3.1.3. unsigned32 ..........................................9
           3.1.4. unsigned64 ..........................................9
           3.1.5. signed8 ............................................10
           3.1.6. signed16 ...........................................10
           3.1.7. signed32 ...........................................10
           3.1.8. signed64 ...........................................10
           3.1.9. float32 ............................................10
           3.1.10. float64 ...........................................10
           3.1.11. boolean ...........................................10
           3.1.12. macAddress ........................................10
           3.1.13. octetArray ........................................10
           3.1.14. string ............................................11
           3.1.15. dateTimeSeconds ...................................11
           3.1.16. dateTimeMilliseconds ..............................11
           3.1.17. dateTimeMicroseconds ..............................11
           3.1.18. dateTimeNanoseconds ...............................11
           3.1.19. ipv4Address .......................................11
           3.1.20. ipv6Address .......................................11

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