Media session identification method for IP networks

  • US 8,111,629 B2
  • Filed: 11/01/2007
  • Issued: 02/07/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/06/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. Electronic network apparatus for identifying media sessions over IP and network packets as belonging or not belonging to a media session, comprising:

  • a packet characteristic extraction unit configured for obtaining traffic packet characteristics from a succession of packets, said packets respectively belonging to various unknown sessions;

    a grouping unit associated with said packet characteristic extraction unit, configured to compare packets with other packets according to said extracted traffic characteristics to group together those packets whose extracted packet traffic characteristics are similar as probably belonging to a common session, anda session analyzer configured for analyzing said grouped packets for session characteristics, therewith to identify a session type of said probable common session.

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