[EXTERNAL] Re: Flow collection and analysis

Compton, Rich A Rich.Compton at charter.com
Tue Jan 25 23:50:27 UTC 2022

Elastiflow is pretty cool.  https://www.elastiflow.com  or the old open source version: https://github.com/robcowart/elastiflow
You can pretty much do the same thing with Elastic’s filebeat (https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/beats/filebeat/current/filebeat-module-netflow.html).
Pmacct is also good for grabbing netflow http://www.pmacct.net  and sending it somewhere (file, database, kafka, etc.) You can also grab BMP and streaming telemetry with it.
If you’re looking for open source DDoS detection using netflow, check out https://github.com/pavel-odintsov/fastnetmon
Shameless plug, check out my tool to look for spoofed UDP amplification request traffic coming into your network https://github.com/racompton/tattle-tale
FYI, you can send netflow to multiple collectors with https://github.com/sleinen/samplicator


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Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 11:06 AM
To: Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at gmail.com>
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Flow collection and analysis

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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<mailto:morrowc.lists at gmail.com>> wrote:

On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 10:53 AM David Bass <davidbass570 at gmail.com<mailto: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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