Network Traffic Collection

Matlock, Kenneth L MatlockK at
Thu Feb 23 20:20:23 UTC 2012

Netflow + netflow collector.

Ken Matlock
Network Analyst
Systems and Technology Service Center
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System 
12600 W. Colfax, Suite A-500
Lakewood, CO 80215
matlockk at
-----Original Message-----
From: Maverick [mailto:myeaddress at] 
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 1:19 PM
To: Jeroen Massar
Cc: nanog at
Subject: Re: Network Traffic Collection

I want to be able to see information like how much traffic an ip send over a period of time, what machines it talked to etc from this perspective it should be IP based but I would really like to know how other people do it.


On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 3:14 PM, Jeroen Massar <jeroen at> wrote:
> On 2012-02-23 21:11 , Maverick wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am trying to collect traffic traffic from pcap file and store it in 
>> a database but really confused how to organize it. Should I organize 
>> it on connection basis/ flow basis or IP basis.
>> It might be an effort to write a customized traffic analysis tool 
>> like wireshark with only required functionality. I would really 
>> appreciate if someone can give me direction on write way of 
>> organizing the data because right now I only see individual packets 
>> and no way of putting them in some order.
> Does this all not completely depend on what you actually want to do 
> with it? You might want to start there instead of the other way around.
> Greets,
>  Jeroen

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