Flow collection and analysis

David Bass davidbass570 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 18:04:52 UTC 2022

Most of these things, yes.

Troubleshooting/operational support
Customer reporting

On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 1:38 PM Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at gmail.com>

> On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 10:53 AM David Bass <davidbass570 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Wondering what others in the small to medium sized networks out there are
>> using these days for netflow data collection, and your opinion on the tool?
> a question not asked, and answer not provided here, is:
>   "What are you actually trying to do with the netflow?"
> Answers of the form:
>   "Dos detection and mitigation planning"
>   "Discover peering options/opportunities"
>   "billing customers"
>   "traffic analysis for future network planning"
>   "abuse monitoring/management/investigations"
>   "pretty noc graphs"
> are helpful.. I'm sure other answers would as well.. but: "how do you
> collect?" is "with a collector" and isn't super helpful if the collector
> can't feed into the tooling / infrastructure / long-term goal you have.
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