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Method and apparatus for updating probabilistic network routing
A method of updating probabilistic network routing information is disclosed. A "backward ant" data packet is received. The backward ant data packet contains...
Two-pass method and apparatus for achieving maximal data compression for a
modem relay mode of operation in a...
The present invention is a two-pass method and apparatus for achieving maximal data compression for a voice frame modem relay channel between two endpoint...
System and method for asymmetrical bandwidth management
System and method for allocating and managing a shared Internet access channel on an Internet access device. The system and method prioritize data flow in a...
Fail-over support for legacy voice mail systems in New World IP PBXs
An Integrated Communication System (ICS) with fail-over serial data connectivity is disclosed. In one aspect, an ICS may comprise a chassis including a System...
Architecture for a processor complex of an arrayed pipelined processing
A processor complex architecture facilitates accurate passing of transient data among processor complex stages of a pipelined processing engine. The processor...
Method and apparatus providing role-based configuration of a port of a
A method of automatically configuring a port of a network element comprises the steps of discovering information that identifies or describes a second network...
Method and apparatus for performing denial of service for call requests
A Denial of Service (DoS) mitigation scheme increases the ability of a call processing server to fend off DoS attacks. The DoS mitigation scheme identifies a...
Method and apparatus for IP address assignment
A method and apparatus for assigning an IP address, in a modular network system, to at least one client premise equipment device coupled by a communications link...
Preamble aided synchronization
The repetitive structure of a preamble signal is exploited to enhance timing synchronization performance and frame start detection performance under adverse...
MAC protocol employing multiple data rates
Method and apparatus for combining high data rate traffic and low data rate traffic on a common transmission medium while maximizing efficient use of available...
Determining broadcast message transmit times for a wireless device having
a plurality of WLAN MAC addresses
A method, a software product, and an apparatus to determine time offsets to use with a local synchronization clock in a wireless device that can act as a...
Methods and apparatus for broadcast optimization in mobile IP
Methods and apparatus for supporting broadcast traffic in Mobile IP are disclosed. When a Mobile Node registers via a Foreign Agent supporting Mobile IP, the...
Software change modeling for network devices
A method for software change modeling for network devices provides dynamic (on the device) and static (computer) change modeling. The same source code and...
Method and apparatus for using incompletely trusted service provider
A method and apparatus for using a service provider network that supports point-to-point channels is disclosed. One or more encryption parameters are associated...
Directory-enabled network elements
A directory enabled network element, which in one embodiment, is a network device that has an element that enables querying, accessing, and updating directory...
Method and apparatus for generic application layer gateway
Methods and apparatuses for a generic application layer gateway. By systematically examining each field in a message, tokens can be found that are likely to...
Method and apparatus for load balancing in a virtual private network
In a virtual private network, a plurality of concentrators form an interface to provide client/remote site access to a private network over a public network. The...
Resource and AAA service device
A network device. The network device includes a gateway switch to receive an incoming call and to identify a source of the call. A parser then receives a request...
System and methodology for control of, and access and response to internet
email from a wireless device
The invention discloses a system and method for access and response to Internet emails, from a wireless device. The system extracts the emails from multiple...
Methods and apparatus for multicasting content
A transmitter device of the content distribution system transmits content portions of a content message to a receiver device using respective multicast channels...
Method and apparatus for improving voice quality in a packet based network
Some embodiments adaptively adjust to the current call load in a packet based virtual circuit to minimize the delay experienced by the first packets of any talk...
System and method for assignment of ATM virtual circuits to queues in a
A method for distributing digital subscriber line (xDSL) data traffic includes receiving xDSL traffic at a DSLAM including a plurality of input ports and a...
Methods and apparatus to distribute policy information
A first node generates and transmits a notification message including routing policy attributes such as network address information and a corresponding gateway...
ARQ for point to point links
An automatic retransmission system offering good latency and overhead characteristics combined with programmable tradeoffs among overhead, latency, and error...
Method and apparatus for uninterrupted packet transfer using replication
over disjoint paths
A method of operating a fault tolerant connection in a network is described. The network includes a number of network elements and a number of links. Each of the...
Inline power controller
An inline power controller includes at least one analog interface circuit module (AICM) having a first analog input node for receiving an inline power port...
Increased power for power over Ethernet applications
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for supplying power over Ethernet includes determining whether a first port of power sourcing equipment is...
Wireless security system and method
A method for reauthentication during client roaming in a wireless network system. The network has at least one access server and a plurality of access points...
Avoiding server storage of client state
A method is disclosed for avoiding the storage of client state on a server. Based on a local key that is not known to a client, a server encrypts the client's...
Method and apparatus of preventing physical layer from establishing
Methods and apparatus for preventing unsupported links between a host device and a link partner over a network is disclosed. In one embodiment, a link control...
Devices and methods for minimizing start up delay in transmission of
Devices and methods are provided for minimizing the startup delay of streaming media transmitted through networks. A server maintains a portion of the media...
Techniques for automatically delegating address spaces among dynamic host
Techniques for providing sets of network addresses for dynamically configuring hosts on a network include sending to a first server a first request for a first...
Method and apparatus for multicast cloud with integrated multicast and
unicast channel routing in a content...
An apparatus and method for defining content distribution paths in a content distribution network integrate unicast and multicast connections. Content engines in...
System and method for accessing a wireless network from a handset
connected to a public wiring network
A system and method for accessing a wireless network from a handset connected to a public wiring network are described. A request to establish a communication is...
Methods and apparatus for scheduling tasks
Queues are scheduled for outputting data using a hierarchical tree. Each level of the hierarchical tree includes multiple entries for storing status information...
Port policy management for calls in a centralized call control packet
A network device is disclosed. The network device comprises a port to allow reception of a TCAP query. A processor translates the TCAP query into a dial access...
System and method for compressing information flows in a network
A method for compressing data is provided that includes receiving a communications flow communicated by a mobile station and communicating with a proxy element...
Load balancing model for multilink frame relay
A system and method for load balancing transmissions across a multilink frame relay connection is disclosed. A credit value is assigned to each bundle link in...
Portable data routing device and method of use
A data communications device, such as a router, is configured for use in an outdoor environment. The router includes wireless communications circuit boards...
Method and apparatus for locating rogue access point switch ports in a
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for locating and disabling the switch port of a rogue wireless access point. In one embodiment, a network management device...
System and method for managing dynamic network sessions
For an Internet Access Gateway operative between an area network and a public network, managing dynamic network sessions therebetween whereby a primary server on...
Method and apparatus for re-authenticating computing devices
A method of authenticating a first computing device in communication over a network to a second computing device is disclosed. The first computing device is...
System and method for implementing a demand paging jitter buffer algorithm
An apparatus for providing storage is provided that includes a jitter buffer element. The jitter buffer element includes a primary jitter buffer storage that...
Scalable MPLS fast reroute switchover with reduced complexity
A Fast Reroute implementation suitable for use in a label switched router. Reroute from protected tunnels to backup tunnels may be achieved in constant time...
Hierarchical management of objects
A networking environment in which a sequence of proxy forwarders are used to forward network management requests from a network management station (NMS) to a...
Managing recovery of service components and notification of service errors
A method and apparatus for providing management and maintenance to a node within a data communications network and to the composite data communications network....
Method and apparatus for providing access to a peripheral device
Embodiments of the present invention provide mechanisms and techniques for providing access to a peripheral management interface, such as a Web-based graphical...
Determining a remote device name
A method, system, apparatus, and signal-bearing media for determining the name of a remotely attached device. A server discovers the devices attached to it and...
System and method for voice based network management
The present invention provides a system and method for voice based network management. A network management system uses voice based scripts that allow network...
Combining signals at a conference bridge
Combining signals includes receiving signals from communication devices, where each signal is associated with a content describing the signal. The following is...