Patent Number: 6,310,860

Title: Method for traffic monitoring port of the network switch

Abstract: This invention provides traffic monitoring ports of a network switch which are control gates, each connected with a port of the network switch. The control gates also connect with a monitoring bus, and a configuration bus. The users can apply the control gates to dominate the traffic direction via the configuration bus, using the monitoring bus to transfer communication materials. This makes the traffic of any port monitored by the other port. This invention provides users with a simply operated network monitoring function, and a completed function of the monitoring port.

Inventors: Sheu; Jeong-Fa (Hsinchu, TW), Tseng; Ming-Jen (Hsinchu, TW)

Assignee: Accton Technology Corporation

International Classification: H04L 12/24 (20060101); G01R 031/08 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018