Monitoring system, method of sampling datagrams, and apparatus therefor

  • US 20060159028A1
  • Filed: 11/14/2005
  • Published: 07/20/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/20/2005
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method of sampling datagrams, the method comprising the steps of:

  • sampling a plurality of datagrams from a predetermined flow of datagrams associated with a first point in a communications link, the plurality of datagrams being sampled with reference to a first respective plurality of sampling intervals;

    generating respective first time record data corresponding to a predetermined number of the plurality of datagrams;

    sampling the plurality of datagrams from the predetermined flow of datagrams associated with a second point in the communications link, the plurality of datagrams being sampled with reference to a second respective plurality of sampling intervals;

    generating respective second time record data corresponding to of the predetermined number of the plurality of datagrams; and

    correlating the first and second time record data;

    wherein the first respective plurality of sampling intervals is consistent with the second respective plurality of sampling intervals.

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