US Patent No. 9,178,781

FILTERING OUTPUT FROM OPERATIONAL COMMANDS EXECUTED ON A NETWORK DEVICE


Patent No. 9,178,781
Issue Date November 03, 2015
Title Filtering Output From Operational Commands Executed On A Network Device
Inventorship Sachin Kumar Rastogi, Bangalore (IN)
Nilesh Kantilal Simaria, Bangalore (IN)
Assignee Juniper Networks, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,178,781

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at an interface of a routing device, an input from a client device using a communicative connection, wherein the
input comprises an operational command and a selection request, and wherein the selection request specifies a field identifier;

enumerating a schema identified by the operational command to form an enumerated schema, wherein the schema defines a class
of elements that conform to a data description language, and wherein the enumerating includes assigning a unique element number
to each element of the defined class of elements;

receiving, at the interface, data generated based at least in part on the schema, wherein the received data conforms to the
data description language;

filtering the received data to form filtered data, wherein the filtering includes mapping the field identifier specified by
the selection request to a unique element number of the enumerated schema;

rendering the filtered data to form a filtered textual output comprising one or more fields, wherein each field is associated
with a unique element number of the enumerated schema; and

transmitting, from the interface, the filtered textual output to the client device using the communicative connection.