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Method and system for providing connectivity outage detection for MPLS
core networks based on service level...
Method and system for providing network connectivity outage detection for MPLS cores based on service level agreement (SLA) parameters including receiving a...
Backup route generation in border gateway protocol
A method is provided for generating a backup route. Here, a route and a route distinguisher type associated with the route are received and a backup route is...
Application-aware policy enforcement
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first message from a first manager. The first message includes a first element of a request for policy...
Method and apparatus for selecting an appropriate authentication method on
In one embodiment, a method for facilitating authentication and ease the configuration of authentication includes receiving a credential type selection and...
Routing protocol based redundancy design for shared-access networks
A protection CMTS is available to immediately service a cable modem should that modem's service from a working CMTS fail for any reason. To speed the service...
Supporting a response to a mid-dialog failure
In one embodiment, supporting outbound proxy discovery includes receiving a first registration request at a home proxy, where the first registration request is...
Performance profiling for improved data throughput
A computer-implemented system and method for performance profiling on a target device. The computer-implemented method includes configuring the target device to...
Method for creating multiple-input-multiple-output channel with
beamforming using signals transmitted from...
A method is provided for generating a beamformed multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) channel. The method comprises receiving by a first wireless station a...
Enhanced wireless node location using differential signal strength metric
A wireless node location mechanism that employs a differential signal strength metric to reduce the errors caused by variations in wireless node transmit power,...
Transparent fiber channel link management for protocol transport
Methods and apparatus for providing distance extension and other transport functions such as error monitoring, provisioning, and link/service management in a...
Methods and apparatus for security over fibre channel
Methods and apparatus are provided for improving both node-based and message-based security in a fibre channel network. Entity to entity authentication and key...
Method and system for transmitting data streams via a beamformed MIMO
A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting data streams in a wireless multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) communications system. The method...
Method and apparatus for immediate display of multicast IPTV over a
bandwidth constrained network
In a packet based multicast video streaming network, a method for minimizing delay in displaying video on a TV set in response to a viewer changing the channel...
Method and apparatus for using meta-packets in a packet processing system
Meta-packets are used to more efficiently reassemble packets and to more efficiently conduct other packet processing operations. The meta-packets are special...
Handoff control in an enterprise division multiple access wireless system
A wireless office communication system including a wireless internet base station (WIBS) encompassing a base station controller, a mobile switch controller and...
Building multipoint pseudo wires using a multipoint label distribution
A method, apparatus and computer program product for building multipoint Pseudo Wires (PWs) using Multicast Label Distribution Protocol (MLDP) is presented. A...
System and method for registering and un-registering membership in virtual
local area networks
A system and method efficiently conveys Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) membership information across a bridged network. In particular, an intermediate...
Method and system for quality monitoring of media over internet protocol
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an internet protocol (IP) packet including encoded media content. A media-quality-value is calculated based on a...
Computing path information to a destination node in a data communication
Approaches for computing path information to a destination node in a data communications network are described. A data communications network comprises as...
Integrated building device monitoring network
An electrical device for installation within a building is described. Accordingly, the device may comprise a mounting arrangement configured to mount the device...
Authenticating multiple network elements that access a network through a
single network switch port
A method is disclosed for authenticating multiple network elements that access a network through a single network switch port. Certain authentication protocols,...
System and method for protected spoke to spoke communication using an
unprotected computer network
Various embodiments of the disclosed subject matter provide methods and systems for improved efficiency and security in spoke-to-spoke network communication....
Modem prioritization and registration
In one embodiment, a flow control logic facilitates controlling modem prioritization and registration. The flow control logic controls an order in which stored...
Method and apparatus for providing notification of network alarms using a
plurality of distributed layers
A method is disclosed for providing notification of network alarms using a plurality of distributed layers. A message is received that indicates an event...
Enforcing network service level agreements in a network element
Enforcing network service level agreements in a network infrastructure element comprises receiving, at the network infrastructure element, an application-layer...
Authentication of access terminals in a cellular communication network
In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a system for authentication of an access terminal generally includes a radio access network having...
Method and system to select messages using voice commands and a telephone
A system and method to selectively retrieve stored messages are disclosed. The method comprises receiving a voice command from a user, the voice command...
Call signaling approach to user self-provisioning of VoIP using a
A method for providing self-provisioning of VoIP telephony to a subscriber of a VoIP telephony service is disclosed. An un-provisioned residential gateway that...
Technique for reserving resources for authorized entities in a
A technique for reserving resources in a communication network for an entity. Communication units in the network register with policy data points (PDPs) to...
Vectorized software packet forwarding
An intermediate network node is configured to forward a plurality of packets concurrently, e.g., as a vector, rather than one packet at a time. As such, the...
Methods and devices for backward congestion notification
The present invention provides improved methods and devices for managing network congestion. Preferred implementations of the invention allow congestion to be...
Loop prevention technique for MPLS using service labels
In one embodiment, a loss of communication is detected between a first edge device of a computer network and a neighboring routing domain. A data packet is...
Tablet computer device
Multilink point-to-point protocol network access server channel allocation
method and apparatus
In a multilink point-to-point protocol (PPP) network access server, a method is provided in one aspect of the invention allocating ports among various users...
System and method for managing network access for an end user
A method for managing network access is provided that includes receiving a signal indicating a change in a network parameter, the change reflecting that an end...
Efficient and simple bit error rate calculation on optical transport layer
Transport network interfaces operate to transport for Optical Transport Unit frames over an Optical Transport Network. Besides FEC bits for the Optical...
System and method for responding to an emergency at a call center
A system and method for servicing a caller at a contact center includes a plurality of call centers, each including an automatic call distributor (ACD), and an...
Packet error correction
A method for correcting packet errors in a combined stream including steps of receiving a combined and re-packetized transport stream comprising program...
Methods and devices for transmitting data between storage area networks
Methods and devices are provided for efficient transmission of data between storage area networks. According to some aspects of the invention, novel methods are...
Routing protocol support for half duplex virtual routing and forwarding
A method, apparatus and computer program product for providing dynamic routing support for Half-Duplex Virtual Routing and Forwarding (HDVRF) environments. The...
Method and apparatus for handling embedded addresses in data sent through
multiple network address translation...
Disclosed are methods and apparatus for handling data containing embedded addresses. In general terms, prior to transmission of data having an embedded address...
Support of unidirectional link in IS-IS without IP encapsulation and in
presence of unidirectional return path
The present invention supports the operation of IS-IS over UDLs without the need for encapsulation of IS-IS PDUs in IP and without the need for a large-scale...
Stateful flow of network packets within a packet parsing processor
The present invention provides a packet processing device and method. A parsing processor provides instruction-driven content inspection of network packets at...
Reducing and load balancing link-state requests in OSPF
A method of administering a plurality of routers in a computer network, comprising initializing a router in the plurality; receiving initial database...
Connection routing based on link utilization
A method and system for connection routing based on link utilization. A link utilization limit is accessed at a node of a network. The link utilization limit is...
System and method for clock distribution and synchronization and radio
A system for locating a client in a wireless network. The system includes at least three access points. Each access point is adapted to wirelessly communicate...
Dynamic power usage management based on historical traffic pattern data
for network devices
Particular embodiments provide power usage management for network devices according to historical traffic pattern data. Network traffic statistics for traffic...
System and method for provisioning charging and policy control in a
A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes requesting real-time transfer protocol (RTP) quality metrics to be generated by a network for a...