ISP billing - data collection, correlation, and billing

Luke Guillory lguillory at
Sat Jul 15 16:16:09 CST 2017

To be honest we don't do usage billing so I've never used it. I'd like to think it is since it uses a verification between the collector and source.

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On Jul 15, 2017, at 3:47 AM, Lee Howard <lee at<mailto:lee at>> wrote:

On 7/14/17, 2:47 PM, "NANOG on behalf of Luke Guillory"
<nanog-bounces at<mailto:nanog-bounces at> on behalf of lguillory at<mailto:lguillory at>> wrote:

On the HFC / CMTS side of things we have IPDR which I believe has some
open source collectors out there. I'm not sure that IPDR is used much
outside of the HFC world though.

IPDR was my first thought as an alternative to SNMP. Is its accuracy
comparable? It’s been included into TR-069, so it’s theoretically
available to telcos, too. And usage-based billing is part of it’s purpose.

Not sure I’d want to use NetFlow/IPFIX, since by nature it tracks flows,
not bits, and I don’t want to record flows. But I’d be interested in
hearing others’ experience.


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