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Method and apparatus for guaranteed in-order delivery for FICON over
In network systems for transporting GFP-encapsulated FICON frames across a SONET/SDH transport network between FICON ports, the transport interfaces for the...
Source address binding check
In one embodiment, a method can include: (i) receiving a packet in a switch, where the packet includes a plurality of fields that forms a binding; (ii)...
Zone based quality of service in a fibre channel fabric
Methods and apparatus are provided for improving the configuration, management, and distribution of quality of service information in a fibre channel fabric...
Method and apparatus for providing optimal VoIP call routing in VRF
A method of providing VoIP call routing in a virtual private network is disclosed. A first gatekeeper issues an information request to a gateway. The first...
Spanning tree protocol for wireless networks
A method of implementing a spanning tree protocol for a wireless network conforming to a wireless network standard, the spanning tree protocol substantially...
Network security enhancement methods and devices
Methods and devices are provided for securely transmitting sensitive information over the Internet to and from a first device in a home network that lacks the...
Method and apparatus for preventing network attacks by authenticating
internet control message protocol packets
A method of preventing an attack on a network, the method comprising the computer-implemented steps of receiving an ICMP packet that includes a copy of a header...
Enhanced trust relationship in an IEEE 802.1.times.network
Architecture for providing access to an IEEE 802.1x network. A trust relationship is created between a switch of the network and an access point of the network...
Apparatus and method for centralized power management
The invention describes a system and method for arranging to provide power to a power monitor device. The disclosure describes the system and method receiving a...
Preventing aliasing of compressed keys across multiple hash tables
A method is disclosed for preventing compressed keys from being aliased across multiple hash tables. A special hashing technique is used to produce hash keys and...
System and method for tracking end users in a loadbalancing environment
A method for tracking information in a network environment is provided that includes receiving a packet included within a request that is associated with an end...
Method and system for managing storage on a shared storage space
A method, a system, a machine-readable medium, and an apparatus for managing storage on a shared storage space, for example, on an email server, are provided. A...
System and method for offering seamless connectivity across multiple
devices in a communications environment
An apparatus for providing connectivity is provided that includes a mobility server operable to coordinate a communication session between a first and a second...
Method and apparatus of controlling a plurality of video surveillance
An apparatus, a method, and a software product to control a plurality of surveillance video camera/encoder combinations. The method includes receiving a...
Local area network/wide area network switch
A local area network/wide area network (LAN/WAN) switch is presented which aggregates LAN traffic onto SONET/SDH transport streams in a programmable manner. The...
Converting media streams in a communication system
Converting a media stream includes communicating a call for a first system according to a first protocol. A media stream is retrieved from a second system, where...
Arrangement for router attachements between roaming mobile routers in a
A mobile router is configured for attaching to a selected router in a clustered network (e.g., a mobile ad hoc network) based on identifying a network topology...
In-order fibre channel packet delivery
Methods and apparatus are provided for improving fiber channel packet delivery. Techniques are provided for the in-order delivery of packets by blocking incoming...
Locating, provisioning and identifying devices in a network
Methods and devices are provided for locating, identifying and provisioning devices in a network. According to some implementations of the invention, a...
Template access control lists
A method, apparatus and computer program product for producing and processing template access control lists (ACLs) is presented. The method, apparatus and...
Technique for in order delivery of traffic across a storage area network
A technique is disclosed for managing in-order-delivery of data traffic in a storage area network which includes at least one host device adapted to communicate...
Method and apparatus for achieving Border Gateway Protocol convergence
using alternate route information
A method of improving BGP convergence in a packet-switched network comprises receiving, at a router in the packet-switched network, an advertisement of a first...
Maintaining uninterrupted service in a wireless access point and client
A method, an apparatus, and code in a carrier medium to operate in a first access point of a wireless network in communication with at least one associated...
Neighbor discovery in cable networks
A network device has a communications link to allow the device to communicate with customer devices and a processor. The processor is to receive neighbor...
Support of C-tagged service interface in an IEEE 802.1ah bridge
In one embodiment, a Provider Backbone Edge Bridge (BEB) IEEE 802.1ah compliant apparatus includes a B-component having one or more provider backbone ports, and...
Graceful shutdown of LDP on specific interfaces between label switched
LDP label switching may be discontinued gracefully on one or more selected ones of multiple links interconnecting a pair of label switched routers (LSRs) while...
Compilation of access control lists
An improvement in the compilation of classification tables from across control lists increases the efficiency of memory utilization by fragments in the lower...
Method and apparatus for improving voice band data (VBD) connectivity in a
High compression rate codecs in gateways servicing Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Voice Band Data (VBD) calls distort modem/fax Answer Back Tones (e.g.,...
Multicast routing over unidirectional links
Various systems and methods are disclosed for performing multicast routing over unidirectional links. For example, one method involves maintaining a multicast...
Method and apparatus for communication of missing logic in a PCI based
system by enabling or disabling PCI...
A method and apparatus for the detection and communication of a missing LAN or WAN compliant device is disclosed. The method and apparatus provide a front card...
System and method for generating symmetrical spanning trees
A system and method creates multiple, symmetric spanning trees within a network. Bridges within the network generate, send and process Spanning Tree Protocol...
Route monitoring in a network management system
A network management system comprises generic routing encapsulation (GRE) logic configured to establish upon request one or more GRE tunnels from one or more...
Generation of synchronous transport signal data used for network
Each node (130) of a SONET bidirectional line switch ring (BLSR) (120) generates a squelch table. Squelch table generation does not require a separate computer...
Inter-domain TE-LSP selection
A technique selects a traffic engineering (TE) label switched path (LSP) from among a plurality of TE-LSPs, each of which spans multiple domains of a computer...
Substrate with via and pad structures
This invention relates to a substrate with via and pad structure(s) to reduce solder wicking. Each via and pad structure connects a component to conductive...
Digital video camera with retractable data connector
Timing attacks against user logon and network I/O
In a first aspect of the invention, method for classifying characters within a character string entered via a keyboard device includes logging interrupts,...
Method and system for displaying network security incidents
A network security monitor system groups a plurality of security events into network sessions, correlates the network sessions according to a set of predefined...
Method and apparatus for fault detection/isolation in metro Ethernet
Apparatus and method of detecting a fault in a network service includes an Ethernet access network domain in which a heartbeat message is broadcast at a periodic...
Enforcement of security policies for kernel module loading
A method and computer program product for providing enforcement of security policies for kernel module loading is presented. File paths for shared library...
Method and system for controlling transmission of USB messages over a data
network between a USB device and a...
A solution is provided for controlling universal serial bus (USB) messages between a plurality of host computers and a USB device. First and second USB servers...
Inter-VSAN routing with NAT
Disclosed are apparatus and methods for facilitating communication between two devices from two different VSANs by propagating each device's presence from a...
Multicast-routing-protocol-independent realization of IP multicast
Improved systems and methods for implementing data-driven protocols are provided. In one embodiment, improved implementations of multicast routing protocols are...
Devices and methods for minimizing start up delay in transmission of
A method for a client to receive streaming media over a network includes receiving data having the streaming media encoded therein and storing the received data...
CWDM system architecture with amplification
Methods and apparatus for providing amplification to coarse wave division multiplexing channels or signals are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present...
PCI express switch with encryption and queues for performance enhancement
A switching interface comprising a switch having an input and a plurality of outputs, and a memory associated with the switch. The switch is adapted to receive a...
Pipelined packet switching and queuing architecture
A pipelined linecard architecture for receiving, modifying, switching, buffering, queuing and dequeuing packets for transmission in a communications network. The...
Method and system for managing communication of router information
A method and apparatus for managing communication of router information in a network is disclosed. Consumers of the router information are determined on an...
Data-center network architecture
A data-center network architecture. The data-center network architecture incorporates a front end having an aggregation layer exhibiting integrated...
Dynamic QoS configuration based on transparent processing of session
Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to the dynamic configuration of QoS policy for sessions in wireless network environments. Certain embodiments of the...