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Small group multicast in a computer network
A data structure is stored in a memory of a router, the router located along a path between a source end station and a plurality of destination end stations in...
Automatic route tagging of BGP next-hop routes in IGP
A technique configures an intermediate network node to automatically determine whether a route advertised by a routing protocol is important for fast...
Intelligent ALG functionality in networks supporting endpoints performing
network address translation
In one embodiment, a signaling message is received from an endpoint. It is determined from the signaling message whether, prior to sending the signaling...
System and method for converting packet payload size
An apparatus is provided for enabling communication between telephony devices. The apparatus includes a queue operable to receive incoming media packets from...
Methods and apparatus for efficient MPEG transmission over 802.11
In one embodiment, a method includes characterizing a first packet of a video stream as being associated with a first frame type, wherein the video stream is...
Dynamically troubleshooting voice quality
In an example embodiment, a method for dynamically troubleshooting voice quality. The method comprises generating a request to intercept a predetermined data...
Two-hop relay for reducing distance vector routing information
In one embodiment, a method for using a two-hop relay includes receiving an update message for a distance vector routing protocol from a first neighbor. The...
Method and system to identify and alleviate remote overload
A method and system to identify an overload state in a remote network device within a communications network in which a local network device can send at least...
A standby content switch module maintains a connection after failure of the active CSM by maintaining a replicate connection state of the connection state of...
Method for automatic exposure control within a video capture device
On embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for automatically computing exposure parameters for a digital video camera (DVC) system. The...
Versatile conference adapter and method employing same
A conference adapter. In an illustrative embodiment, the conference adapter implements a method for interfacing one or more conference endpoints with one or...
System using mobile device for setting up and activating agent shortcut
operations to control electronic device...
Embodiments of the present invention provide for methods, devices and systems for setting up an agent shortcut operation to be activated at an electronic device...
Interface connection management using a removable adapter for
An interface comprising a docking site having a first electrical connector adapted to interconnect a bus, and having at least one first retainer portion; and an...
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...
Systems and methods for remote access of network devices having private
A proxy server according to an embodiment includes a memory and a communication unit. The memory is configured to store and retrieve a client device identifier...
Remote configuration of devices using a secure connection
Methods and systems for configuring a remote device are described. In one embodiment, a method of configuring a remote device while negotiating a secure...
System and method for distributed IP telephony tracking
A method of filtering telecommunication service includes receiving a call that includes a call identifier. The method also includes determining a filter status...
Method and system for transferring audio content to a telephone-switching
A method and system for transferring audio content to a telephone-switching system is provided. The telephone-switching system receives the audio content from a...
Method and apparatus for identifying an egress point to a network location
A method of identifying an egress point to a network location in a data communications network comprising a plurality of nodes and links there between comprises...
System and method for routing calls
Routing calls includes receiving a call request at a call manager from a first endpoint. The call request includes a uniform resource identifier that associates...
Intersection-based configuration management
A configuration management system and related methods are provided to facilitate intersection-based management of configuration information for network devices....
Approach for determining the real time availability of a group of network
The real time availability of a group of network elements is determined based upon both a real time availability value for each of the network elements and...
Technique and apparatus for using node ID as virtual private network (VPN)
A technique is provided for managing VPN packet flows over shared access data networks. Each node in the shared access network typically has an identifier or ID...
Method and system of using counters to monitor a system port buffer
Methods and systems for using counters to monitor port buffers are described. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving data packets into a system port...
Power over ethernet system having hazard detection circuitry to detect
potentially hazardous cable conditions
An apparatus includes power circuitry and hazard detection circuitry connectable to a multi-conductor cable. The power circuitry transfers electrical power from...
Thermal pump module and temperature regulation
A voltage regulator is configured to receive an input voltage from a power supply, measure a temperature associated with a heat transfer medium, produce an...
Cable management bracket for a networking module
Mechanism to correlate the presence of worms in a network
A method and a system for preventing a network attack, the attack being caused by the presence of worms in the network, is provided. The method includes...
Method of determining network penetration
A method of determining network penetration (which may be carried on a computer readable medium) and an apparatus for performing the method are disclosed. The...
System and method for providing application-specific on-line charging in a
An architecture for A method for providing on-line charging in a network environment is provided that includes interacting with an application that is selected...
Power savings for a network device
An example embodiment is illustrated to reduce power consumed by inactive connections. This embodiment may include detecting a connection condition signifying a...
Packet processing using encapsulation and decapsulation chains
In an embodiment, a network router includes plural interfaces and a chain walker which, upon receipt of a first protocol packet in a first interface, processes...
Register clustering in a sip-based network
In one embodiment, a method can include: receiving a request for service in a first edge proxy; applying a hash function to a source address of an endpoint; and...
Method and apparatus for creating policies for policy-based management of
quality of service treatments of...
Techniques for creating policies for use in policy-based management of quality of service treatments of network data traffic flows are described. Policies are...
Method and apparatus for limiting domain name server transaction bandwidth
A method of limiting domain name server (DNS) transaction bandwidth comprises intercepting one or more DNS packets, examining said one or more packets for the...
System and method for interfacing with a component located in a network
According to an embodiment of the present invention, a user in a network environment can connect to a device on the network and automatically learn at least one...
System and method for computer originated audio file transmission
A system and method for computer originated audio file transmission includes a server having a communications module operable to communicate with a terminal...
Associating a handoff address to a communication session
A system and method for associating a handoff address to a communication session includes determining one or more communication sessions are established in a...
Method and system for handling calls at an automatic call distributor
A method for handling calls at an automatic call distributor includes receiving from a first caller a first call for distribution to one of a plurality of...
Increasing the number of supported devices on a DOCSIS interface
A network device communicates in a cable network. The network device has a port to allow the device to communicate on a cable network. The network device also...
Method and system for tunneling data using a management protocol
A method and system for providing network management communication between a plurality of network elements are disclosed. A method includes creating a tunnel...
Method and apparatus for constructing a forwarding database for a data
A method of constructing a forwarding database for a data communications network comprising a plurality of network components and supporting at least first and...
Network scaling with summarized internet protocol label switched paths
In one example embodiment, a system and method are shown that includes receiving information defining a route to a network device. Further, a routing summary...
System and method for multicasting in an internet protocol virtual private
A method is provided in one example implementation and includes sending a PIM join message to the second spoke router by the hub router. The second spoke router...
Internet protocol multicast distribution in Ethernet networks
Methods and systems for distributing multicast messages in a network are disclosed. The use of such a method or system in an Ethernet network can result in a...
System and method for providing a multipath switchover between redundant
A method is provided in one example embodiment and it includes receiving a first plurality of packets from an active stream at an output device and...
Ethernet extension for the data center
The present invention provides methods and devices for implementing a Low Latency Ethernet ("LLE") solution, also referred to herein as a Data Center Ethernet...
Connectivity outage detection based on a multicast management MPLS-VPN
Techniques and apparatus that allow for accurate determination of network topology utilizing multicast groups are provided. A multicast group may be established...
System for scheduling scans of interior nodes of a network domain for
An arrangement for scheduling scans of internal network nodes for reachability events by a border node of a network domain, schedules the scans according to the...
Technique for breaking loops in a communications network
A technique for breaking a loop caused by looping alternate paths associated with a prefix in a communications network. One or more non-looping alternate paths...