Network Traffic Collection

Carlos Alcantar carlos at
Thu Feb 23 23:30:52 UTC 2012

Netflow / Sflow with one of the fallowing software packages
Or the hand full of other open source options out there.

Carlos Alcantar
Race Communications / Race Team Member
101 Haskins Way, So. San Francisco, CA. 94080
Phone: +1 415 376 3314 / carlos at /

-----Original Message-----
From: Maverick <myeaddress at>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:19:24 -0500
To: Jeroen Massar <jeroen at>
Cc: "nanog at" <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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