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Realtime Traffic Flow Measurement

Document Charter Realtime Traffic Flow Measurement WG (rtfm)
Title Realtime Traffic Flow Measurement
Last updated 2000-10-10
State Approved
WG State Concluded
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This working group has three main objectives:

  • Consider current issues in traffic flow measurement, such as

  • Security issues relating to both traffic measuring devices
    and to the data they produce.

  • Policy issues relating to traffic measurement and usage
    accounting, for example any requirements these may place on
    emerging network protocols

  • Existing work in traffic flow measurement, including that of
    IETF Working Groups such as bmwg/ippm, rsvp and rmonmib, as
    well as that by vendors and independent researchers

  • Produce an improved Traffic Flow Model considering at least the
    following needs:

  • wider range of measurable quantities, e.g. those relating to
    IPv6, and to class of service

  • simpler ways to specify flows of interest
  • better ways to control access to measured flow data
  • strong focus on data reduction capabilities
  • efficient hardware implementation

  • Develop the RTFM Architecture and Meter MIB as 'standards track'
    documents with the IETF.