US Patent No. 9,178,780

DYNAMIC REMOTE PACKET CAPTURE


Patent No. 9,178,780
Issue Date November 03, 2015
Title Dynamic Remote Packet Capture
Inventorship Bruno Rijsman, Arlington, MA (US)
Assignee Juniper Networks, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,178,780

1. A method comprising:
generating, by one or more processors of a traffic analysis device, a request for information regarding a port associated
with a network device,

the request being generated using a network analysis software tool, running on the traffic analysis device, capable of analyzing
traffic at only ports included in the traffic analysis device;

transmitting, by the one or more processors, the request for information regarding the port to the network device;
receiving, by the one or more processors of the traffic analysis device, information regarding the port associated with the
network device based on the request generated using the network analysis software tool;

providing, by the one or more processors, filter information to the network device,
the filter information including information associated with the port, and
the filter information specifying one or more conditions associated with traffic of interest;
receiving, by the one or more processors, from the network device, and based on the filter information, information regarding
traffic received or sent by the network device via the port,

the traffic satisfying the one or more conditions associated with the traffic of interest; and
storing or outputting, by the one or more processors, a representation of at least a portion of the received information regarding
the traffic.