Anybody running pcap traces?

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at
Wed Jun 1 07:09:24 CEST 2011

On 2011-06-01 13:25, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> On 31/05/2011 23:10, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> I could also use the same test harness to run the algorithm
>> in draft-gont-6man-flowlabel-security-01.txt against the traces.
> I don't especially want to preempt David, but due to the European data
> protection directive, it would be unlikely that he would be able to
> provide actual packet dumps, particularly those which included a
> timestamp.  The reason for this is that there is informed legal opinion
> to the effect that IP addresses may constitute personally identifiable
> information, particularly if associated with a timestamp. 
> Redistribution of personally identifiable information is prohibited
> according to the country-specific implementations of the Data Protection
> Directive in Europe.

That's why anonymised traces are common. However, the informed legal opinion
may not apply to cases where IP addresses cannot be tied to individuals.
After all, that's exactly why privacy addresses were invented.


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