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Falko Dressler, Christoph Sommer, Gerhard Münz and Atsushi Kobayashi, "IPFIX Flow Aggregation," IETF, Internet-Draft (work in progress), draft-dressler-ipfix-aggregation-05.txt, July 2008.


IPFIX Flow Aggregation describes a methodology for reducing the amount of measurement data exchanged between monitoring devices (IPFIX Exporters) and analyzers (IPFIX Collectors). Aggregation techniques represent a necessary enhancement in order to cope with increasing amounts of monitoring data that accrue with the ever-growing network capacities. Using Flow Selection Criteria and Compound Flow creation techniques, measurement information of multiple Flows that are sharing some common criteria is merged to be exported in one Compound Flow. Subsets of Flows eligible for aggregation, as well as the desired degree of similarity, can be customized using a set of Aggregation Rules.

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Falko Dressler
Christoph Sommer
Gerhard Münz
Atsushi Kobayashi

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    author = {Dressler, Falko and Sommer, Christoph and M{\"{u}}nz, Gerhard and Kobayashi, Atsushi},
    title = {{IPFIX Flow Aggregation}},
    institution = {IETF},
    month = {7},
    number = {draft-dressler-ipfix-aggregation-05.txt},
    type = {Internet-Draft (work in progress)},
    url = {},
    year = {2008},

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