Sampling and analyzing packets in a network Patent uri icon


  • The preferred embodiments of the present invention can include sampling packets transmitted over a network based on the content of the packets. If a packet is sampled, the sampling unit can add one or more fields to the sampled packet that can include a field for a number of bytes contained in the packet, a packet count, a flow count, a sampling type, and the like. The sampled packets can be analyzed to discern desired information from the packets. The additional fields that are added to the sampled packets can be used during the analysis.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lund, C., Cohen, E., Duffield, N., Gerber, A., Hersh, A., Spatscheck, O., Thorup, M., & True, F.

complete list of authors

  • Lund, C||Cohen, E||Duffield, N||Gerber, A||Hersh, A||Spatscheck, O||Thorup, M||True, F

publication date

  • December 2009