Reception according to a data transfer protocol of data directed to any of a plurality of destination entities for data extraction

  • US 8,645,558 B2
  • Filed: 06/15/2006
  • Issued: 02/04/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A data processing system for receiving data from a network, and processing that data in accordance with a network protocol to extract traffic data therefrom, the data processing system having:

  • a memory;

    a network interface for receiving the data from the network and storing the data in the memory;

    an operating system for supporting one or more applications;

    an application supported by the operating system; and

    a protocol processing entity providing an application programming interface (API) configured to process the received data in accordance with a network protocol to extract traffic data therefrom, the protocol processing entity being arranged to perform protocol processing of the received data in the memory in response to signaling from a thread of the application to request whether data is available for one or more endpoints of the data processing system.

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