[netflow-tools] Softflowd - 802.1q and IPFIX

Chris Jones cjones at autonomic.ca
Sat Mar 22 01:14:29 EST 2014

Thank you Hitoshi. I look forward to testing this out. I'll provide
some feedback with my results.


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> On Mar 21, 2014, at 1:44 AM, Hitoshi Irino <irino at sfc.wide.ad.jp> wrote:
> Hello Chris,
> I committed changes for supporting vlan.
> https://code.google.com/p/softflowd/source/detail?r=80aac3b2fec35c7c286d83c76ba8b9024bdae9df
> Please check out the source code and compile to use vlan enabled softflowd.
> If you want to use vlanid on NetFlow v9,
> please use configure option "./configure --enable-nf9-vlan" before "make".
> And please use "softflowd -T vlan" (tracking level:vlan) option when you use softflowd.
> If you want to use vlanid on IPFIX,
> Just use "softflowd -T vlan". (It doesn't need "./configure --enable-nf9-vlan".)
> regards,
> Hitoshi
> (2014/03/09 8:49), Chris Jones wrote:
>> Good afternoon folks,
>> Curious if softflowd has support for 802.1q(or future plans for it)?
>> For all our firewall interfaces I would like to use port mirroring on
>> our Brocade ICX switches to a probe system running OpenBSD 5.4 and
>> softflowd. Our firewalls (Juniper SRX) have an unfortunate limitation
>> when exporting J-Flow when operating in an HA chassis cluster
>> configuration, so I have to resort to using port mirroring for this purpose.
>> Also, I can see some commits from Hitoshi Irino for IPFIX support. Just
>> wondering if this is considered stable enough for use in production or
>> if I should stick to NetFlow v9. I plan to use NfSen/NFDUMP as a collector.
>> Thanks in advance for your feedback.
>> Cheers,
>> -Chris
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