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Lossless Compression for IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX)

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Authors Gerhard Muenz , Lothar Braun
Last updated 2008-07-03
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In this document, we discuss the benefits and possible realizations of IPFIX traffic compression. Experiments with real measurement data show that a significant compression gain can be achieved by applying the DEFLATE compression method to IPFIX data sets. Compression of IPFIX traffic can be based on underlying transport protocols, such as IPComp and TLS/DTLS, or realized as an extension of the IPFIX protocol.


Gerhard Muenz
Lothar Braun

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