Patent Number: 7,822,048

Title: System and method for policing multiple data flows and multi-protocol data flows

Abstract: A system and method for policing one or more flows of a data stream of packets associated with differing transmission protocols. The current capacity level for each flow is determined, as is the packet protocol associated with each packet. A packet parameter in the packet that is indicative of the bandwidth consumption of the packet is identified. The packet parameter is converted to a predetermined format if the packet is not associated with a predetermined packet protocol. A common bandwidth capacity test is performed to determine whether the packet is conforming or non-conforming, and is a function of the packet parameter and the current bandwidth capacity level.

Inventors: Buskirk; Glenn A. (Maple Grove, MN), Santiago; Rodolfo A. (St. Louis Park, MN)

Assignee: SLT Logic LLC

International Classification: H04L 12/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00