stephen at hnt.com
Thu Jan 4 16:49:14 EST 2001
Pulling IP utilization is a protocol layer function, going in and
pulling out the url is a application layer function. Most billing
applications would have to be completely rewritten and replaced. In
addition the processing power required and the latency would increase
dramatically if this were required. I do not suggest that these
obstacles are insurmountable, just that they exist and should not be
bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
> > Stephen is right. For us the biggest issue is billing. We collect billing
> > data using NetFlow and export the data to our accounting and billing
> > software based on IP address.
> > It would take a lot of work/money to migrate from this system.
> > Mark Strother
> > President, Pacific Online
> > Phone: (604) 638-6010
> > Fax: (604) 638-6020
> > Toll Free: 1-877-503-9870
> So... you are depending on a vendor supplied system?
> When (not if) NetFlow changes and/or you migrate to
> a vendor that does not support NetFlow, you expect
> your systems to continue to work?
Stephen Elliott Harrison & Troxell
Systems & Networking Manager 2 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Systems & Networking Group Boston, Ma 02109
(617)227-0494 Phone (617)720-3918 Fax
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