[ovs-discuss] How to know lifetime of each matched flow?

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Fri Mar 6 19:27:00 UTC 2020

On Fri, Mar 06, 2020 at 08:27:38PM +0800, Su Jinzhao wrote:
> I noticed that for each flow entry or meter, there are n_bytes, n_pkts,
> duration field with the output of dump-flows or meter-stats command. I know
> that the duration field for a flow entry is the time since it installed in
> the switch.
> BUT, how can I know when does each matched flow start and stop?

If you need to know that for individual connections, you might want to
try NetFlow.

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