[netflow-tools] Softflowd not recognizing interface index

Damien Miller djm at mindrot.org
Mon May 23 13:11:13 EST 2005

Jason Dixon wrote:
> I've dropped pfflowd to try out softflowd as it appears to be a bit more 
> "compliant" than the pfflowd exports.  However, I notice that my flows 
> still don't seem to be reporting the correct index numbers for the 
> interfaces.  I'm not very SNMP savvy, so perhaps it's my own 
> inexperience showing.  Can someone please explain to me why the 
> following output all have 0 as the if_index_in and if_index_out for all 
> flows?
> http://www.dixongroup.net/softflowd.txt
> A good example is seen on lines 1-2 and 8-9.  Each pair represents the 
> same SSH session but they appear to come from different softflowd agents 
> (first from the external interface, then the internal).  Regardless, 
> they all report an if_index_* of 0, no matter the direction or agent.

Yes, softflowd doesn't get enough information from bpf to fill these in.
If you can figure out a way to get interface names of indices out of
libpcap I can fix it easily.


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