OverviewIn documentation, the term "flow" is referred to. Here is a definition of what "flow" means for Exinda ExOS:
A flow is basically all packets involved in a conversation with the same IP's and the same tcp or udp ports. A flow will be something like: All packets between 10.0.0.10 and 10.0.0.20 where 10.0.0.10 is listening on tcp port 50,000 (Client) and 10.0.0.20 is listening on port 443 (Server listening HTTPS). A TCP flow starts with a tcp_syn packet from the client and ends with a tcp_rst or a tcp_fin from the server. So if there are random packets flowing through with the criteria above, then the flow is still considered to be running.