Export of Structured Data in IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ipfix mailing list <email@example.com>, ipfix chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Export of Structured Data in IPFIX' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-ipfix-structured-data-06.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Export of Structured Data in IPFIX' (draft-ietf-ipfix-structured-data-06.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://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-ipfix-structured-data/
Technical Summary This document specifies an extension to the IP Flow Information eXport (IPFIX) protocol specification in [RFC5101] and the IPFIX information model specified in [RFC5102] to support hierarchical structured data and lists (sequences) of Information Elements in data records. This extension allows definition of complex data structures such as variable-length lists and specification of hierarchical containment relationships between Templates. Finally, the semantics are provided in order to express the relationship among multiple list elements in a structured data record. Working Group Summary Work on this draft began in March 2009. Its development has had strong co-operative work from WG members in Europe, Japan and elsewhere. Its WG Last Call generated enough comments that a second WGLC was run and this version represents the WG consensus. Document Quality The shepherd is not aware of any current implementations, but the list discussion makes him think that they do exist. Personnel Nevil Brownlee is Document Shepherd for this document. Dan Romascanu is the Responsible Area Director.