sFlow vs netFlow/IPFIX

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at arbor.net
Mon Feb 29 07:32:37 UTC 2016


On 29 Feb 2016, at 14:26, Pavel Odintsov wrote:

> From my own experience sflow should be selected if you are interested 
> in internal packet payload (for dpi / ddos detection) or you need fast 
> reaction time on some actions (ddos is best example).

This does not match my experience.  In particular, the implied canard 
about flow telemetry being inadequate for timely DDoS 
detection/classification/traceback grows tiresome, as it's used for that 
purpose every day, and works quite well.

If one is also using an IDMS-type device to mitigate DDoS traffic, the 
device sees the whole packet, anyways.

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Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at arbor.net>


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