RE: Cflowd Message: failed to create flows

From: Hanumanth Jerbandi (SSD-BLRAKS-IC&NI) (
Date: Mon Dec 10 2001 - 19:29:30 PST

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    hi... Drew...

          I hv a query on cflowd, Hv u tried to run multiple instances of
          I want to collect flows saperately for 2/more different
    routers/serials, or want to
          collect saperate(stored in respective ip address dir) flows for 2 or
    more serials on the same router.

         In fact i had posted this to mailing list... but i didnt get any
         hope if u can help me.

      I hv seen that graphs reported for i0services is reversed, i.e in/out are
    swaped, how to fix it. Does the ifindex on the router changes!!!, i hv
    noticed this


    -----Original Message-----
    From: R. Drew Davis []
    Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 8:14 PM
    Subject: Re: Cflowd Message: failed to create flows

    > Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 10:18:57 -0300
    > From:
    > To:
    > Subject: Cflowd Message: failed to create flows
    >Could someone give me any idea about the following messages ?
    >Dec 10 10:01:17 uxdbmsun cflowd[2076]: [E]
    >stat("/usr/local/arts/data/cflowd/flows",0xefffef68) failed: No such file
    >directory {}
    >Dec 10 10:01:17 uxdbmsun cflowd[2076]: [E] unable to create raw flow logger
    > {}
    >Dec 10 10:01:20 uxdbmsun cflowd[2076]: [E] got a v1 flow without net matrix
    >fields (index = 0x3fff) {}
    >Im running on sparc-solaris-2.6.

    The V1 flow message probably means you have asked cflowd to collect
    data for which it needs version-5 flow data to be able to produce, but
    have not told your routers that its V5 data that you want from them.
    The good news is that at least there's evidence that Netflow data is
    arriving at your collection point.

    As for the complaint about /usr/local/arts/data/cflowd/flows and the
    raw flow file that goes under there, I suggest you check for the
    existance and ownership of /usr/local/arts and the user ID that you are
    running cflowd with. It sounds likely that the message means just
    what it says, that the cflowd process is finding it does not have
    persmission to make a directory there for it to put its files into.

    Or maybe you need to update your config files to specify a different place
    for those files to go?


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