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Network element discovery using a network routing protocol
A data processing apparatus comprises instructions to perform sending and receiving one or more messages conforming to a network routing protocol, such as Open...
Approach for managing state information by a group of servers that
services a group of clients
An approach for managing state information by a group of servers that services a group of clients is disclosed. One server is designated as the primary server...
Distributed client services based on execution of service attributes and
data attributes by multiple nodes in...
A network provides distributed client services based on participation in respective resource groups by computing nodes, each resource group including a...
System and method for network charging using policy peering
A method for optimizing service-based billing in a network environment is provided that includes interfacing, by a home policy server residing in a home network...
Method and system for detecting preambles in a multi-cell system
A method and system is provided for detecting preambles in a multi-cell communication system. The method detects preambles reliably even in the presence of...
System and methods for network reachability detection
A mechanism for ASBRs to identify the originating node, or router, in an LSP conversant autonomous system (AS), such as an MPLS VPN environment, maintains the...
Sampling test of network performance
A method for testing a communication network includes transmitting a flow of test packets over a path through the network. The flow includes a series of bursts...
Method and system for managing servers in a server cluster
A method of managing servers in a server cluster is disclosed. The health of servers is detected through passive return traffic monitoring. Server failure can...
Monolithic solid state relay circuit for telecom wireline applications
Methods and apparatus for utilizing a solid state relay arrangement as a part of a protection scheme for a telecom wireline card suitable are disclosed....
Methods and systems for dynamically updating a routing table in a virtual
A method, system, and computer program product for dynamically updating a routing table in a virtual private network including a concentrator with a routing...
System and method for distribution of content over a network
Mechanisms and techniques provide a method for distributing content over a network includes receiving content elements form content sources, queuing the...
Performing message payload processing functions in a network element on
behalf of an application
A method is disclosed for performing message payload processing functions in a network element on behalf of an application. According to one aspect, a network...
Methods and apparatus for inserting content within a content page
Mechanisms and techniques provide a data communications device for inserting an audio tag into a content page during a communications session between a first...
Method and system for providing ad-splicer redundancy in a cable/MSO
Method and system for providing ad-splicer N+1 redundancy in a network by employing IP network intelligence and techniques to facilitate a redundant ad-splicer...
Interactive voice response system security
In one embodiment, a method includes initiating an interactive voice response (IVR) session with a user over an IP network, identifying an imminent secure...
Methods and apparatus for updating a reduction ratio
According to the present invention, methods and apparatus for updating reduction ratios are provided. An input bit sequence can be altered to provide modified...
Forwarding packets in a gateway performing network address translation
A gateway device providing a search utility to determine both NAT information and forwarding information ("both pieces of information") in a single search...
Inter-gateway cloned device detector using provisioning request analysis
In one embodiment, a cloned cable modem detector is configured to assemble a table associating cable modem physical addresses to Cable Modem Termination Systems...
ICMP with IP routing instance information
A method and system for providing routing instance information are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a trace packet at a network...
Techniques for distributing network provider digital content to customer
Techniques for distributing digital content include receiving provider content over a network connection at a customer premises node located on premises of a...
System and method for adjusting power used in transmission in a wireless
A system and method allows devices to send and receive packets while using power to do so in a manner that responds to events, such as receipt or other...
Determining and distributing routing paths for nodes in a network
Disclosed are, inter alia, methods, apparatus, computer-storage media, mechanisms, and means associated with determining and distributing routing paths for...
Technique for efficiently determining acceptable link-based loop free
alternates in a computer network
A technique efficiently determines acceptable link-based loop free alternates (LFAS) in a computer network. According to the novel technique, a protecting...
Distinguishing between link and node failure to facilitate fast reroute
Systems and methods for distinguishing a node failure from a link failure are provided. By strengthening the assumption of independent failures, bandwidth...
Method and apparatus for identifying a policy server
A method is disclosed of identifying a policy server in relation to a session invoked by an invoking node on a network via a network access node. The method...
Independent load balancing for servers
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request message at a local node in a communications network from a remote node in the communication network....
Network response time measurements in an asymmetric routing environment
In one embodiment, a method can include: (i) receiving flow records from a plurality of network devices on asymmetric paths; (ii) reconstructing a network...
Methods and apparatus for maintaining a map of node relationships for a
The invention is directed to techniques for maintaining a map of node relationships for a network of nodes (e.g., network of computers). In one example, the map...
Radio frequency coverage map generation in wireless networks
In one embodiment, a method for generating a radio-frequency coverage map. The method includes receiving coverage map data comprising a plurality of locations...
Mobile telephone device identifying whether incoming wireless call
anchored by an enhanced services server
In one embodiment, a method comprises a mobile node receiving an incoming wireless call; the mobile node determining whether enhanced services are available for...
Optical control plane determination of lightpaths in a DWDM network
An optical control plane (OCP) distinct from an electronic control plane helps the setup of path routes in a DWDM network. The OCP determines the optical...
Voice over internet protocol push-to-talk communication system
A push-to-talk conference call is conducted over a packet switched network. Participants send a request and receive approval before being allowed to talk during...
Triggered announcement from a gateway
An advantageous system, apparatus, and method for remotely managing or maintaining a Gateway, such as a residential router, are provided. In one example, the...
Method and apparatus for diagnosing a fault in a network path
A method of diagnosing a fault in a network path comprises the steps, performed at a diagnosing node, of initiating a path discovery test. The diagnosing node...
System and method for detecting link failures
A system and method monitors links in a computer network and rapidly detects failures of such links. Network entities disposed at opposite ends of a link are...
Aggregate maximum throughput for groups of service flows
A network device has a port to allow the device to communicate with user devices. The network device also has a processor to assign any user devices in...
Fast reroute (FRR) protection at the edge of a RFC 2547 network
In one embodiment, an edge device in a first routing domain is configured to communicate with a second routing domain via a data link. The edge device receives...
Connection an integrated circuit on a surface layer of a printed circuit
Techniques for optimizing application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and other IC pin assignment corresponding to a high density interconnect (HDI) printed...
System and method for handling per subscriber application and bearer
authorization in a communications environment
An architecture for handling per subscriber application and bearer authorization in a network environment is provided that includes an application element...
Methods and apparatus providing security to computer systems and networks
A system provides security to a computerized device by detecting a sequence of related processing operations within the computerized device and recording the...
Methods and apparatus for allowing component interchangeability
Methods and apparatus are provided for allowing an operating system to automatically configure and operate multiple types of the same component. According to...
Method and system for upgrading software or firmware by using drag and
The invention relates to upgrading software or firmware in a network. The invention simplify the process of upgrading the software or firmware by using a drag...
Automatic model-based testing
Automatic model-based testing is disclosed, including receiving a set of objects associated with a computer program application under test; automatically...
Test effort optimization for UI intensive workflows
A system and method provide for determining optimal input combinations useable in testing program code that includes user interface intensive workflows. Various...
Using TCP to authenticate IP source addresses
A method for authenticating communication traffic includes intercepting a request directed over a network from a source address to open a connection to a target...
Arrangement in a multi-homed transport endpoint for selecting a source
address based on source-destination...
A multi-homed endpoint, having multiple interfaces with respective source addresses, selects a source address for transport of a message according to a...
Method and system for network management data collection
Methods and systems for network management data collection have been provided. Underutilized computers in the network are allocated as a Network Management Data...
Deferred invocation of communication services
In one embodiment, a network device determines one or more conditions for invoking one or more real applications to the network device for a session. This...
Method and apparatus for measuring health and performance of a messaging
Software agents perform a process to monitor the availability and/or performance of various functions of a messaging system. A call is initiated to an endpoint,...