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The Python-IPFIX module, available at or from PyPI, is a Python interface to IPFIX message streams, and provides tools for building IPFIX Exporting and Collecting Processes. It handles message framing and deframing, encoding and decoding IPFIX data records using templates, and a bridge between IPFIX ADTs and appopriate Python data types. Documentation is available at

New features supported by the mPlane project

The module was developed entirely within the framework of the mPlane project.


Official version
  • March 1st, 2014: Version 0.9.5 is available from PyPI, or type pip install ipfix from an appropriately configured Python 3.3+ installation.