(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2004/0095894 Al
Eloranta et al. (43) Pub. Date: May 20,2004
(54) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HANDLING CONNECTION INFORMATION IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK
(76) Inventors: Jaana Eloranta, Helsinki (FI); Giorgi Gulbani, Espoo (FI)
ANTONELLI, TERRY, STOUT & KRAUS,
1300 NORTH SEVENTEENTH STREET
ARLINGTON, VA 22209-9889 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 10/345,969
(22) Filed: Jan. 17, 2003
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(60) Provisional application No. 60/426,382, filed on Nov. 15, 2002.
(51) Int. CI.7 11041. 12/26
(52) U.S. C I 370/252
A method for handling connection information in a communication network, including intercepting a data packet sent from/to a target, composing a header for the intercepted data packet, and sending the header to a monitoring entity. Instead ol composing the header and forwarding it, the method may alternatively include examining the intercepted data packets with respect to specific information, determining whether an predetermined event with respect to the specific information has occurred, and, if the predetermined event has occurred, sending a corresponding message to a monitoring entity, thereby causing a more flexible handling of connection information.