Realtime Traffic Flow Measurement (rtfm) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 37th IETF Meeting in San Jose. It may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working groups can be found elsewhere in this Web server.


Operational Requirements Area Director(s):

Area Advisor

Mailing List Information

Description of Working Group

This working group has three main objectives:

o Review existing work in traffic flow measurement, including that of the RMON and Internet Accounting working groups and published work from independent researchers.

o Produce an improved Traffic Flow Model considering at least the following:

- efficient hardware implementation

- effect of IPv6 on traffic measurement

- extension of the accounting model to widen the range of measurable quantities

- simpler ways to specify flows of interest

- maintain existing focus on data reduction capabilities

o Develop the Flow Meter MIB as a 'standards track' document with the IETF.

Goals and Milestones

Feb 96
Submit set of revised Internet-Drafts and of RFC1272 to the IESG for considertation as Experimental Protocols.
Mar 96
Produce outline for "New Traffic Flow Model" document
Jul 96
Submit "New Traffic Flow Model" document as an Internet-Draft, and begin working on an implementation document.
Jul 96
Submit Internet-Draft on Flow Meter MIB.
Nov 96
Submit "New Traffic Flow Model" to the IESG to be considered for publication as an RFC.
Nov 96
Submit Implementation document as an Internet-Draft.
Mar 97
Submit Implementation Internet-Draft to the IESG to be considered for publication as an RFC.

Current Internet-Drafts

No Request for Comments