Exporting Type Information for IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) Information Elements
RFC 5610

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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab@iab.org>,
    RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>, 
    ipfix mailing list <ipfix@ietf.org>, 
    ipfix chair <ipfix-chairs@tools.ietf.org>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'Exporting Type Information for IPFIX 
         Information Elements' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Exporting Type Information for IPFIX Information Elements '
   <draft-ietf-ipfix-exporting-type-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard

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://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ipfix-exporting-type-05.txt

Technical Summary

 This document describes an extension to IPFIX to allow the encoding of
IPFIX Information Model properties within an IPFIX Message stream.
This enables the export of extended type information for enterprise-
specific Information Elements, facilitating interoperability and
reusability among a wide variety of applications and tools.

Working Group Summary

This document started out as a section in the 'IPFIX File' draft;
it was split out because it is useful in other contexts than files
of IPFIX data.  There was considerable mailing-list discussion on
the best ways to do this, it took several months for all the issues
to be resolved.  Discussion ended late in June 08.  The final version
of this draft (July 08) resolved issues raised in discussion.
The WG has reached a clear consensus on this draft.

Document Quality

 This document has been reviwed by Paul Aitken and Gerhard Muenz;
their reviews prompted discussion on the list.  It has also been
reviewed by the WG chairs.  It describes a set of new IPFIX Information
Elements, but does not make any changes to the IPFIX protocol.

Personnel

Nevil Brownlee is the Document Shepherd. Dan Romascanu is the Responsible
Area Director. Nevil Brownlee is the IANA Expert Reviewer.