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       racluster - aggregate argus(8) data files.


       racluster [-f conf] [-m agr(s)] [-M mode(s)] [raoptions] [-- filter-expression]


       Racluster  reads  argus  data  from  an argus-data source, and clusters/merges the records
       based on the flow key criteria specified either on the command line,  or  in  a  racluster
       configuration  file,  and  outputs  a valid argus-stream.  This tool is primarily used for
       data mining, data management and report generation.

       The default action is to merge  status  records  from  the  same  flow  and  argus  probe,
       providing  in  some  cases  huge  data  reduction  with  limited loss of flow information.
       Racluster provides the ability to modify the flow model key, either using the "-m" option,
       or  in  the  racluster.conf  file, allowing records to be clustered based on any number of
       attributes.  This supports the development of important reports, such as  MPLS  LSP  usage
       statistics,  DiffServe  flow marking policy verification, VLAN group behavior, IP distance
       related measurements, routing loop detection, traceroute path data recovery,  and  complex
       availability/reachability reports, to name just a few useful applications.

       Please see racluster.5 for detailed information regarding racluster configuration.


       Racluster,  like all ra based clients, supports a number of ra options including filtering
       of input argus records through a terminating filter expression, and the ability to specify
       the  output  style,  format  and  contents  for  printing  data.  See ra(1) for a complete
       description of ra options.  racluster(1) specific options are:

       -m aggregation object
           Supported aggregation objects are:
              none           use a null flow key.
              srcid          argus source identifier.
              smac           source mac(ether) addr.
              dmac           destination mac(ether) addr.
              soui           oui portion of the source mac(ether) addr.
              doui           oui portion of the destination mac(ether) addr.
              smpls          source mpls label.
              dmpls          destination label addr.
              svlan          source vlan label.
              dvlan          destination vlan addr.
              saddr/[l|m]    source IP addr/[cidr len | m.a.s.k].
              daddr/[l|m]    destination IP addr/[cidr len | m.a.s.k].
              matrix/l       sorted src and dst IP addr/cidr len.
              proto          transaction protocol.
              sport          source port number. Implies use of 'proto'.
              dport          destination port number. Implies use of 'proto'.
              stos           source TOS byte value.
              dtos           destination TOS byte value.
              sttl           src -> dst TTL value.
              dttl           dst -> src TTL value.
              stcpb          src -> dst TCP base sequence number.
              dtcpb          dst -> src TCP base sequence number.
              inode[/l|m]]   intermediate node IP addr/[cidr  len  |  m.a.s.k],  source  of  ICMP
                             mapped events.
              sco            source ARIN country code, if present.
              dco            destination ARIN country code, if present.
              sas            source node origin AS number, if available.
              das            destination node origin AS number, if available.
              ias            intermediate node origin AS number, if available.

       -M modes
           Supported modes are:
              correct        Attempt  to  correct  the  direction  of flows by also searching the
                             reverse flow key, if a match isn't found in the cache.  This mode is
                             on  by  default  when  using  the  default  full  5-tuple  flow  key
              nocorrect      Turn off flow correction  for  direction.   This  mode  is  used  by
                             default if the flow key has been changed.
              norep          Do  not generate an aggregate statistic for each flow.  This is used
                             primarily when the output represents  a  single  object.   Primarily
                             used  when  merging  status  records  to  generate single flows that
                             represent single transactions.
              rmon           Generate data suitable for producing RMON types of metrics.
              ind            Process each input file independantly, so that after the end of each
                             inputfile, racluster flushes its output.
              replace        Replace  each  inputfile  contents,  with the aggregated output. The
                             initial file compression status is maintained

       -V  Verbose operation, printing a line of output for  each  input  file  processed.   Very
           useful when using the ra() -R option.


       A  sample  invocation  of  racluster(1).  This call reads argus(8) data from inputfile and
       aggregates the TCP protocol based argus(8) data.  By default,  racluster(1)  merges  using
       the  standard 5-tuple flow key.  This method is used to merge multiple status records into
       a single flow record per transaction.

       % ra -r argus.tcp.2012.
           StartTime      Dur Trans      Flgs  Proto        SrcAddr  Sport   Dir        DstAddr  Dport  TotPkts State
        12:23:07.268    0.997     1  e i         tcp     ->        298   CON
        12:23:08.294    1.000     1  e           tcp     ->        111   CON
        12:23:09.294    0.991     1  e d         tcp     ->        637   CON
        12:23:10.331    0.330     1  e           tcp     ->         89   CON
        12:23:32.183    0.010     1  e           tcp     ->          3   FIN

       % racluster -r argus.tcp.2012.
           StartTime      Dur Trans      Flgs  Proto        SrcAddr  Sport   Dir        DstAddr  Dport  TotPkts State
        12:23:07.268   24.925     5  e d         tcp     ->       1138   FIN

       A sample invocation of racluster(1).  This call reads argus(8)  data  from  inputfile  and
       aggregates  the  TCP  protocol  based  argus(8)  data, based on the source and destination
       address matrix and the protocol.  It reports the metrics as a percent of the total.

       % racluster -r argus.2012. -m saddr/16 daddr proto -% \
              -s stime dur trans proto saddr dir daddr pkts state - tcp and port https

           StartTime      Dur   pTrans  Proto        SrcAddr  Dir        DstAddr  pTotPkts State
        17:49:54.225    8.101   33.333    tcp   ->    23.372   FIN
        17:48:42.607  179.761   13.333    tcp   ->    31.052   FIN
        17:50:01.113    0.803    6.667    tcp   ->     5.676   FIN
        17:49:54.525    1.153    6.667    tcp   ->     5.509   FIN
        17:50:35.411  101.133   26.667    tcp   ->    19.199   RST
        17:49:56.061   73.415    6.667    tcp   ->    11.018   RST
        17:49:55.677    0.434    6.667    tcp   ->     4.174   FIN


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