Method and Apparatus for Tagging Network Traffic Using Extensible Fields in Message Headers

  • US 20080244076A1
  • Filed: 03/10/2008
  • Published: 10/02/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/10/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • intercepting a request from a client computer to a server computer over a network;

    determining a unique device identifier corresponding to the client computer;

    generating a local user identifier for the client computer by performing a one-way hashing operation on the unique device identifier;

    deriving demographic information for a user of the client computer;

    deriving geographic location information for the client computer;

    generating a request identifier associated with the intercepted request by encrypting the local user identifier, demographic information and geographic location information in an alphanumeric string;

    embedding the alphanumeric string in an extensible field of a packet within the request to generate a tagged request.

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