US Patent No. 10,797,973


Patent No. 10,797,973
Issue Date October 06, 2020
Title Server-client Determination
Inventorship Ali Parandehgheibi, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Abhishek Ranjan Singh, Pleasanton, CA (US)
Omid Madani, San Carlos, CA (US)
Vimalkumar Jeyakumar, Los Altos, CA (US)
Ellen Christine Scheib, Mountain View, CA (US)
Navindra Yadav, Cupertino, CA (US)
Mohammadreza Alizadeh Attar, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Assignee CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., San Jose, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,797,973

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a sensor that monitors at least part of data traffic exchanged between a pair of nodes in a network, information of the data traffic, the pair of nodes comprising a first node and a second node;
determining, based on the information, that the first node is a client and that the second node is a server;
creating one or more classifiers of servers and clients in the network from the result of the determining;
generating at least a first communication graph for the network, the first communication graph comprising the first node, the second node, and one or more other nodes; and
based on the one or more classifiers of servers and clients in the network, assigning one or more of the one or more classifiers of servers or clients to the one or more other nodes.