First of all, I’m a fan of sFlow, NetFlow, IPFIX, NetStream, JFlow, etc. I like them all. In this blog I would like to point something out that a customer made clear to me about sFlow.
IPFIX, NetStream, JFlow are all ‘NetFlow’ like technologies. These NetFlow technologies are truly ‘flow’ based. On the other hand, sFlow is not. It is a packet sampling technology. It has BIG benefits; however, the benefits are very different from a flow-based protocol such as NetFlow and IPFIX. Lets take a look at the definition of a flow.
Jimmy D the Netflow Detective
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