Realtime Traffic Flow Measurement (rtfm) Concluded WG

Note: The data for concluded WGs is occasionally incorrect.

WG Name Realtime Traffic Flow Measurement
Acronym rtfm
Area Transport Area (tsv)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-rtfm-01 Approved
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Additional Resources
- Additional RTFM Information
Personnel Chairs Greg Ruth 
Nevil Brownlee 
Sigmund Handelman 
Mailing list Address
To subscribe

Charter for Working Group

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.


Date Milestone
1 Dec 1997 Submit I-Ds on 'New Attributes' and 'Architecture' for consideration as Proposed Standards
1 Aug 1997 Publish revised 'Architecture' I-D to cover new attributes
1 Aug 1997 Publish revised and extended I-D on 'New Attributes'
1 Jul 1997 Submit Meter MIB I-D to IESG for consideration as Propsed
1 Mar 1997 Submit Implementation Internet-Draft to the IESG to be considered for publication as an RFC.
1 Nov 1996 Submit 'New Traffic Flow Model' to the IESG to be considered for publication as an RFC.
1 Nov 1996 Submit Implementation document as an Internet-Draft.
1 Jul 1996 Submit Internet-Draft on Flow Meter MIB.
1 Jul 1996 Submit 'New Traffic Flow Model' document as an Internet-Draft, and begin working on an implementation document.
1 Mar 1996 Produce outline for 'New Traffic Flow Model' document
1 Feb 1996 Submit set of revised Internet-Drafts and of RFC1272 to the IESG for considertation as Experimental Protocols.