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Scaling private virtual local area networks (VLANs) across large
metropolitan area networks (MANs).
A system and method scales private Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) to a large computer network, such as a very large Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), so that...
System and method for providing on-line advertising and information
A system and method are disclosed in which an initiating caller using a station connected to a data network receives advertisement information while waiting for...
Method and apparatus for load balancing within a computer system
A method and apparatus for load balancing within a computer system makes use of client MAC addresses, reduced modulo N, to direct client requests to a particular...
Method and apparatus for collecting network performance data
A method of managing performance data and accounting data that are generated in a computer network comprises collecting performance data from the network using...
Approach for determining compression intervals and performing event
An approach for determining compression intervals generally involves determining a compression interval based upon frequencies of event instances. According to...
Approach for managing network device configuration data
An approach is provided for managing network device configuration data by functional area. Functional areas supported by a network device are determined. A...
Method and system for providing operations, administration, and
maintenance capabilities in packet over optics...
A method and system for conveying management information across a network are disclosed. The method includes generating an Ethernet packet comprising a converged...
System and method for remote device management
A manufacturing method enables the manufacture of a remotely controlled network device management system. The manufacturing method includes the steps of...
Ordered application message delivery using multiple processors in a
A data processing apparatus comprises a plurality of processors and message processing logic operable for establishing one of the processors as a master...
Automated system and method for handling human and caller queues
A system for handling service requests received from end-users that include telephone callers and persons who are physically present at a branch or store. The...
Signal pulse detection scheme for use in real-time spectrum analysis
A spectrum analysis engine (SAGE) that comprises a spectrum analyzer component, a signal detector component, a universal signal synchronizer component and a...
Reducing the sizes of application layer messages in a network element
A method is disclosed for reducing the sizes of application layer messages in a network element such as a network switch or router. According to one aspect, the...
Method and apparatus for transceiving multiple services data
simultaneously over SONET/SDH
A method and apparatus for transceiving multiple service data from multiple communication services to a SONET/SDH communication system or network are provided. A...
Assigning resources to items such as processing contexts for processing
Disclosed are, inter alia, methods, apparatus, data structures, computer-readable media, and mechanisms, for matching items with resources, such as, but not...
Proxy on demand
In a first aspect of the present invention, a Wholesaler dynamically identifies one of a plurality of AAA services at a remote domain to route an access request...
Distributed packet processing architecture for network access servers
An access server architecture, and methods for use of the architecture, are disclosed. The architecture and methods are designed to increase the scalability of...
Generic bridge packet tunneling
A method and system for processing a packet is disclosed. The method includes identifying the packet as a generic bridge packet tunneling (GBPT) packet, and...
Devices, softwares and methods with improved performance of acoustic echo
canceller in VoIP communication
Devices, softwares and methods send a warning signal when a periodic signal is present in the audio content of a VoIP connection. In response to the warning...
Multiple wireless spanning tree protocol for use in a wireless mesh
An apparatus for, a method of, and a computer carrier medium carrying code to cause a processor to execute a method. The method includes running a plurality of...
Value-added features for the spanning tree protocol
A method and apparatus facilitates and enhances the operation of the spanning tree protocol in bridged computer networks. An intermediate network device in...
Apparatus and method for defining a static fibre channel fabric
A storage area network and method for defining a static Fibre Channel Fabric that does not require a Principal Switch. The storage area network comprises one or...
Method and apparatus for updating best path based on real-time congestion
Techniques are provided for updating best path based on real-time congestion feedback. A method comprises monitoring packets received from an internetworked...
Hierarchical flow control for router ATM interfaces
Presently disclosed is an apparatus and method for returning control of bandwidth allocation and packet scheduling to the routing engine in a network...
Method and system for alert throttling in media quality monitoring
A method for alert throttling in media quality monitoring, includes monitoring a plurality of active communication sessions. Each active communication session is...
Techniques for providing electrical and thermal conductivity between
electrical components and printed circuit...
An apparatus includes a printed circuit board having a set of layers and a set of barrels embedded within the set of layers. The apparatus further includes an...
Two-stage detection of trace identifier mismatches
Methods and apparatus for processing a trace mismatch by using hardware to detect a change in a trace string and software to perform string analysis are...
Power delivery over ethernet cables
A method for power delivery comprises coupling an Ethernet cable comprising four wire pairs to a power delivery system and providing power to a powered device on...
Method and system for class-based management of dynamic content in a
The present application discloses methods and systems for configuring and managing class-based condensation. One aspect thereof includes an automated mechanism...
Sequence number resetting for synchronizing transfers in a digital network
A system and method for re-synchronizing or resetting packet sequence numbers including allowing a sender to send packets with a special sequence number pattern...
Device, methods, and user interface for providing optimized entry of
The present invention includes a device, method, and user interface for providing optimized entry of alphanumeric text. In one form, a method for providing...
Method and system for caller association
A method for caller association includes receiving from a user a first request for a number that may be called to reach the user and generating a first number...
Efficiently distributing video using a hybrid network that uses existing
A method and apparatus for transporting a video program in compressed form from a source location to a second location. The method comprises receiving at an...
Low deviation field modulation for transfer of information
An interface receives a packet stream associated with a source and a destination. The packet stream includes multiple packets, each packet including a header and...
Method of allocating bandwidth in an optical network
A method is provided to allocate bandwidth from a first node to a second node in a optical network. The method begins by accepting a request from an end-user,...
Method and apparatus for border gateway protocol route management and
routing policy modeling
A method and apparatus is described for Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) route management and routing policy modeling. In one aspect, the performance of one or more...
Using ternary and binary content addressable memory stages to classify
information such as packets
Methods and apparatus are disclosed herein for classifying packets using ternary and binary content-addressable memory stages to classify packets. One such...
Methods and apparatus for optimizing mobile VPN communications
Methods and apparatus for optimizing Mobile VPN communications are disclosed. When a data packet is transmitted between a Mobile Node that is a member of a VPN...
System and method for deriving IPv6 scope indentifiers and for mapping the
identifiers into IPv6 addresses
A system and method are employed for forwarding multicast packets among a plurality of interfaces. A multicast packet having a scope value and a multicast group...
Scalably detecting and blocking signatures at high speeds
A method and apparatus is described for identifying content in a packet. The method may obtain data sample from the packet where the data sample is in a...
System and methods for compressing message headers
An MPLS router operable for labeled switch path (LSP) operation defines a compression index for identifying a decompression context between other MPLS LSP...
Method for optimized layer 2 roaming and policy enforcement in a wireless
Methods, apparatuses, and systems directed to facilitating the application of pre-allocation policies in a wireless network environment. According to one...
Methods and apparatus for providing an enhanced dynamic multipoint virtual
private network architecture
A system transmits, to a hub from a first spoke, first routing information associated with the first spoke. The system receives, at the first spoke, from the...
Method and system for optimizing link aggregation usage during failures
A method and system for optimizing link aggregation usage during failures is disclosed. The method and system are deployed in a network having a data plane in...
Method and apparatus for transmitting circuitry that transmit data at
A system for transmitting data to a first circuit that transmits and receives data at a first rate from a second circuit that transmits data at second rate that...
Active queue management methods and devices
Novel methods and devices are provided for AQM of input-buffered network devices. Preferred implementations of the invention control overall buffer occupancy...
Efficient use of multiple port interfaces available on a network device
Moving a virtual circuit from one port interface to another when multiple port interfaces are present between two network devices. Such a move may be performed,...
Load sharing on DOCSIS
Methods and apparatus for efficiently distributing traffic on available best-effort service flows within a system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the...
Inter-ring protection for shared packet rings
A method for providing inter-ring protection in shared packet rings includes identifying an active node which is connected to a ring interconnect node on the...
System and method for providing fault tolerant IP services
A system and method for providing fault tolerant IP services includes establishing a first communication session between an originating telephony device and an...