Real world sflow vs netflow?

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Sat Jul 14 09:15:30 UTC 2012

On Sat, 14 Jul 2012, Łukasz Bromirski wrote:

> NetFlow, jFlow, IPFIX deal with flows. You can discuss sampling accuracy 
> and things like that, but working with flows is more accurate.

If you do 1:1000 sampling with both Netflow and sFlow, why would one of 
them be more accurate than the other? If you analyze the flow on the 
device or on the collector (as might be done with sFlow), I don't see why 
one would be btter than the other.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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