So what did we decide? 1. That there are likely NetFlow caching bugs that cause SRC and DST to be 0.0.0.0 (yes Kevin, I have indeed seen this, though it's SUPER rare). 2. That PROTO 0 is valid and can be seen when the PROTO in the original datagram is 0. 3. That MPLS encap non-IP can cause PROTO == 0 but is characterized by other null fields such as TCP, TOS, and SRC/DST L4 port.
Gotta love this NetFlow stuff at times. On 9/6/05 5:08 PM, "Mike Hunter" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Sep 05, "Vladimir Kotal" wrote: > >> On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 10:03:43AM -0400, Adam Powers wrote: >>> Proto 0 is actually a valid IP proto number though I've never really seen it >>> used, especially not in large quantity (It's Hop by Hop IPv6 Option). >>> >> >> This holds only for Netflow implementations which support IPv6 pkts, right ? >> (v9 ?) >> >>> Vladimir, can you elaborate on the dropped flow indicator? I'm curious. >>> Flows that are sent to Null0 or otherwise do not leave the router due to no >>> valid route will usually have a egress IF set to null and a nexthop of null >>> but I don't think I've seen Proto set to zero yet. >>> >> >> According to one CCIE, generally it holds that >> 'dropped packet => NULL DstIf' >> >> However, the opposite implication is not valid, so this means that nothing >> can be deduced from NULL DstIf. It could mean process-switching punt, >> unroutable, no cef or route to Null0. To distinguish between these cases, >> it is necessary to look into counters like: >> sh policy-map int >> sh tcam int Vl10 acl in ip >> sh int stats >> sh ip traffic >> >> According to the CCIE, Protocol 0 could be present in Netflow packets only if >> it was present in original IP packet (so I was wrong in that assumption). >> >> Protocol 0 could be also present in MPLS Netflow for MPLS-encapsulated >> non-IP traffic but in that case also src/dst IP addr, TOS, ports, TCP >> flags were 0. > > Just to throw more uncertainty and rumor into the mix, I've known 6500s to > produce netflow PDUs with 0.0.0.0 source and destination ips, presumably > because of some bug (i.e. I looked hard and didn't see any traffic to or > from anybody claiming to actually be 0.0.0.0) -- Adam Powers Director of Technology Lancope, Inc. c. 678.725.1028 e. [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ Flow-tools mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://mailman.splintered.net/mailman/listinfo/flow-tools