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Performance and Fault Management by James M. Thompson, Kent J. Phelps, Robert L. Pavone, Christopher E. Elliott, Paul L. Della Maggiora

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Appendix B. ATM Accounting Files

This appendix shows you how to decode the ATM Accounting files you log on your LS1010 or 8500MSR ATM switches. As discussed in the ATM chapter, an LS1010 or 8500MSR ATM switch can be configured to collect data of many different traffic parameters on the virtual circuits the switch is processing. This data can be used to measure the use of each virtual circuit, so it is a useful billing mechanism. The data is collecting in files that reside on the switch. After you retrieve the file from the switch, you must decode it. This appendix discusses the details of decoding these files.

You configure your ATM switches to log values on one or more of the following variables:

 atmAcctngConnectionType atmAcctngCastType atmAcctngIfName ...

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