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Method of auditing with error conditions nested in network packets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239797D
Publication Date: 2014-Dec-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 23K

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Abstract

A method of auditing with error conditions nested in network packets is disclosed.

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Method of auditing with error conditions nested in network packets

Disclosed is a method of auditing with error conditions nested in network packets.

Software system are seldom built from scratch. Often software systems are an integration of some common parts having base layers adopted by the industry. While each layer may have the ability to handle error conditions and allow for root cause analysis, often there are practical problems that make that difficult. Network packets also contains such error conditions which could be valuable for auditing and error analysis purposes. Surfacing the stacks of such abnormal path in a multi layer system is a challenging task, which can be compounded with multiple choices available to handle given conditions. A solution of how exception error conditions contained in network packets' application data could be analyzed, expressed and prepared for auditing business logic is disclosed. Explanations of why certain requests were not processed by a server are analyzed, expressed and parsed in preparation for auditing business logic.

An exception error condition may be expressed as follows:

error_conditions ::=

message ::=

(,

)*

message_field ::=

|

The application data residing in network packet is analyzed then expressed in the disclosed language above to a parse. The parser contains rules could be described as message rule (a) and field rule (b):

M: NT{F} where NT is a node type which maps semantics to message rule M


a.

consists of a list of messa...