Comparison with Other Manufacturers:
To illustrate the importance of this information, let's compare MikroTik's IP Traffic Flow with examples from other manufacturers:
src as = 12345 dst as = 54321
src as = N/A dst as = N/A
Benefits of Implementation:
1. BGP Traffic Analysis: Including "src as" and "dst as" will enable network administrators to easily identify BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) relationships between sources and destinations. This is crucial for optimizing routing and improving network efficiency.
2. Security: By tracking AS information, it is possible to identify malicious activities, such as DDoS attacks originating from a specific AS. This strengthens network security measures.
3. Troubleshooting: When troubleshooting connectivity or performance issues, AS data helps isolate problems within service providers or external networks.
4. Traffic Management: These details allow for more efficient allocation of network resources based on traffic sources and destinations.
We strongly recommend that MikroTik seriously considers implementing "src as" and "dst as" information in future updates of IP Traffic Flow (NetStream). This enhancement will provide MikroTik users with a more comprehensive and valuable view of network traffic, aligning with industry best practices.
We appreciate your attention to this suggestion and are open to collaborating on the implementation and testing of this feature. We believe that this improvement will significantly benefit all MikroTik users.