[netflow-tools] Flowd-0.9 Python Library Problem

Jesse Kempf jkempf at davisvision.com
Tue Sep 18 00:34:16 EST 2007

On Sep 17, 2007, at 2:18 AM, Damien Miller wrote:

> Are you trying to parse netflow records directly with the flowd Python
> module?

Well, yes.

> That won't work - the Python module is to read logs written by
> flowd. flowd writes its own NetFlow version independant log format.

That would certainly explain why things weren't working properly.

> I agree that a making a lightweight NetFlow parser library out of  
> flowd's
> guts would be a good thing though :)

I find myself wondering whether it would be better from a system  
building perspective to build this thing as a backend for flowd by  
way of the Unix domain socket export, or actually break down and make  
a libnetflow and then create a python wrapper around it.

-Jesse Kempf

The information contained in this communication is intended
only for the use of the recipient(s) named above. It may
contain information that is privileged or confidential, and
may be protected by State and/or Federal Regulations. If
the reader of this message is not the intended recipient,
you are hereby notified that any dissemination,
distribution, or copying of this communication, or any of
its contents, is strictly prohibited. If you have received
this communication in error, please return it to the sender
immediately and delete the original message and any copy
of it from your computer system. If you have any questions
concerning this message, please contact the sender.

More information about the netflow-tools mailing list