Fedora Philippines: Flow-tools

Flow-tools is library and a collection of programs used to collect, send, process, and generate reports from NetFlow data. The tools can be used together on a single server or distributed to multiple servers for large deployments. The flow-toools library provides an API for development of custom applications for NetFlow export versions 1,5,6 and the 14 currently defined version 8 subversions. A Perl and Python interface have been contributed and are included in the distribution. Flow-tools is distributed under a BSD form of license.

Flow-tools Inter.net Packages
This is a package against the flow-tools package developed at Ohio State primarily by Mark Fullmer. This package contains a number of scripts and programs that allow a user to create billing, bandwidth monitoring and intrusion detection systems using flowtools. Flowtools is a tool that collects CISCO netflow export files and organizes them. The Inter.netPH contribs contains tools such as a new flow-as-if for easier AS analysis. It also contains flow-split that enables separation of netflow files into different files based on a configuration file and many others. It also contains flow-iptime which allows the network administrator to determine exact traffic details for a particular time. This package was jointly developed by William Emmanuel S. Yu of the Ateneo de Manila University and Miguel A. Paraz of Inter.net Philippines. A number of extensions such as 95 percentile, SPEC File and new summary generating scripts were added at SVIC.

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