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dedicated NetFlow (V5&V8) probe for OC-3, OC-12 and OC-48
Dear all, we've developed a NetFlow probe which processes about 1 Mpps (depends on the CPUs) unsampled traffic. We called it FlowBox. Details: - based on rackmount PC (1U/2U) - FreeBSD - PoS NICs with deep HW support for probing - AS list (RIPE format) loadable; so you don't need complete AS information on the router; we can also integrate a BGP reader if this is too static. - optional sending to multiple Collectors - optional passive (optical splitter) or active (lineloop/3R regeneration/media adaption) probing - optional V5 traffic reduction by a factor of about 1:10 by ignoring one (the always changing) TCP port; (still 100% NetFlow compliant) - tested by Cisco - tested with CAIDA's tools Problem: First we built the box, now we try to build a business plan for; but we failed up to now, 'cause there is no use for in europe (few number of high speed lines, accounting infrastructure not yet developed etc) Question: Is there anybody who thinks, that the box has been a good idea? Thanx in advance for any response (otherwise FlowBox will never touch the market). Yours Eddy Beier CEO bina GmbH Am Bruckweg 84 D-90499 Nuremberg ps: for the historically interested ones: we spinned off from the University of Erlangen with a complete Accounting system in a single box. with this box e.g. BMW account their european distributors (>800) and Allianz (europen insurance market leader) their agents (>8000) But it also had all problems of a complete accounting system in a single box (e.g. full file system, lack of analysis recources) and it's been proprietary. So we focused on the de facto accounting interface NetFlow and on probing.