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Computed client identifier in DHCP
A method performed by a DHCP server. The method involves receiving a transformation instruction from a user or other command source. The method further involves...
System for power savings in server farms
A threshold-based approach is used to assign tasks to servers in a server farm. A "number of connections" count or "connection rate" is maintained for an active...
Method and apparatus for monitoring responses of configuration commands
A method is disclosed for monitoring responses of configuration commands using MIB-based and event-based approaches. According to one embodiment, a network...
System and methods for selecting content distribution
A GUI and CDN server device provide user modifiable selections of preferences for delivery treatment, and map the user selections to technical operational...
Managing a radio environment without location information
In an access point operating in a wireless local area network, a method is disclosed for assisting a radio manager to manage a radio environment without location...
System and method for implementing RSVP in a communication environment
A communication system includes a call agent that coordinates and supervises communications between endpoints. The call agent allocates a QoS agent for each...
Supplementary services using secure media
In one particular embodiment, the secure media includes information sent using secure real-time transfer protocol (sRTP). Supplementary services may include call...
Dial-out with dynamic IP address assignment
Packet network addresses, such as Internet Protocol addresses, may be assigned dynamically to computer systems accessed from the packet network by dial-out calls...
Method and apparatus for using an external transcoder in a communication
A system includes the ability to establish a communication session between stations using protocol capabilities of an external transcoder. The stations may...
Seamless spanning tree restart of a single supervisor
Disclosed are methods and apparatus for restarting a first network device having a plurality of ports for receiving and transmitting layer 2 data. The first...
System and method for relaying information in order to enable services in
a network environment
A method for relaying information in a network environment is provided that includes establishing primary and secondary packet data protocol (PDP) links on...
Service advertisement framework (SAF) in a communications network
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first update message at a first forwarding node from a second forwarding node of the communications network. The...
Oversubscription of guaranteed bandwidth
A method for communication includes allocating target bandwidths to two or more packet sources and defining one or more of the packet sources as preferred...
System and method for handling network overload
A system and method for handling network overload includes receiving one or more requests, wherein an originating client originates the one or more requests. It...
Method and system for preventing data packet loss in a redundant PDSN
A method and apparatus are provided for preventing data-packet loss upon a switchover from an active to a standby PDSN, in a redundant PDSN environment....
Methods and apparatus for physical layer security of a network
A communications port of a network communications device maintains capability information indicating that under normal operating conditions a communications link...
Method and apparatus for registering auto-configured network addresses
based on connection authentication
A method and apparatus for registering auto-configured network addresses includes receiving first data at a networking device connected to a host at a physical...
System sending behavior modification hint to client to suggest alternative
servers based on operating...
Techniques for adaptive load balancing using behavior modification hints are disclosed, including, in at least one embodiment, monitoring a server's operating...
System diagnostics with dynamic contextual information of events
A network device and a method for monitoring operational messages is described. The method comprises monitoring an occurrence of an operational message of the...
Gracefully changing a node in a distributed computing network
In one embodiment, a method includes determining to change a number of objects controlled by a particular node in a network. Each object is a resource provided...
Command processing in a telecommunications network
Command processing includes providing a managed object corresponding to a command. The command is associated with a noun and a verb, where the noun represents an...
Method and apparatus for configuring plurality of devices on printed
circuit board into desired test port...
A system on a circuit board includes a plurality of devices designed to access an electronic system on the circuit board, and a programmable logic device (PLD)...
Techniques for proving location/presence-based information using mobile IP
Techniques for allowing a home agent to provide location/presence-based services are provided. In one embodiment, a point of attachment of an access network...
Automatic selection of the performance monitoring based on client type
Systems and methods for operating transponders that automatically accommodate multiple received signal types. The different signal types may include different...
Enhanced call pickup
In one embodiment, a method for enhanced call pickup includes accessing data indicating a current status of each of one or more users in a call pickup group...
Call setup pacing in computer networks
A node in a computer network predefines a threshold number (Max) as the maximum number of allowed call set up messages (CSMs) to be processed from a plurality of...
Virtual network device
Method and devices are provided to form virtual switches for data networks. As noted above, the term "switch" as used herein will apply to switches, routers and...
Virtual circuit automatic configuration
New virtual circuits (VCs) may be configured by a router as they are brought up, eliminating any need for preconfiguration. Specific ports may be set up to...
Scalable virtual private local area network service
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a data link layer packet, such as an Ethernet packet, at a local provider edge node in a provider network from a...
Method and system for providing a push-to-talk communication session
A method for providing a push-to-talk communication session includes facilitating a push-to-talk communication session among a full duplex endpoint supporting...
Message distribution across fibre channel fabrics
According to the present invention, methods and apparatus are provided to allow for distribution of fiber channel messages. Messages associated with a variety of...
Method and apparatus for simply configuring a subscriber appliance for
performing a service controlled by a...
A method and apparatus for configuring an appliance, such as a network node, for performing s service, such as communicating with a network, controlled by a...
Technique for efficiently avoiding transient routing disturbances in link
state routing protocols with link...
A technique efficiently avoids transient routing disturbances in link state routing protocols with fragmented link state packets (LSPs) in a computer network....
Technique for policy conflict resolution using priority with variance
A technique efficiently renders a policy-based decision from a plurality of options based on policy priority in a computer network. According to the novel...
System and method for efficient network flow control
A system enables efficient flow control in computer network. In the preferred embodiment, when an entity detects an impending full condition, it cuts short its...
Method and system for computing AS-disjoint inter-AS traffic
engineering-label switched paths (TE-LSPS)
Methods and systems have been provided for constructing autonomous system (AS)-disjoint Traffic Engineering LSPs for load-balancing and protection purposes using...
High availability transport protocol method and apparatus
A system and method supporting efficient, scalable stateful switchover of transport layer connections in a telecommunications network element. One method...
Approach for securely deploying network devices
According to an approach for securely deploying and configuring network devices, a secure introduction connection is established between a network device being...
Strong anti-replay protection for IP traffic sent point to point or
multi-cast to large groups
A mechanism for providing strong anti-replay protection at a security gateway in a network for protection against an attacker duplicating encrypted packets. The...
System and method of analyzing risk in risk-based software testing
A system and a method are provided to quantitatively analyze the risk for a risk-based testing of software having at least one module. The risk-based testing...
Method and system for redundant secure storage of sensitive data by using
A method and apparatus for secure storage of data by using redundant keys is provided. The method includes encrypting a data set by using a master key, which can...
Optimizing network resources usage within an administrative boundary
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises logic for optimizing network resources usage. The logic is operable to store IGP information, where the IGP information...
Troubleshooting of Wireless Client Connectivity Problems in Wireless
A troubleshooting system. In particular implementations, a method includes receiving a request for troubleshooting, where the request comprises identifying...
Method and apparatus for automatically establishing bi-directional
line-switched rings in telecommunication...
A method of automatically provisioning a network-wide function using a plurality of network elements in a service provider network and using a sub-network level...
Arrangement for selecting a server to provide distributed services from
among multiple servers based on a...
A selection resource executed within the network is configured for selecting from among a plurality of servers, distributed throughout the network at respective...
Large-scale network management using distributed autonomous agents
In a computer network including a plurality of network elements, a network management architecture including a plurality of agents, each of the agents...
Method and system for file retrieval using image virtual file system
Methods and systems have been provided that allow a user to access a file in a computational device. The location of the file is made transparent to the user....
Adaptive handling of pulse-train signals in a voice gateway
A system and method provide for adaptively monitoring and reporting pulse train characteristics. In one embodiment a DSP operating within a voice media gateway...
Expedited bandwidth request for emergency services for wireless clients
Methods, apparatuses, and systems directed to reliably providing emergency services to wireless clients. In one embodiment, a wireless client determines if an...
Mechanism for modem pass-through with non-synchronized gateway clocks
A method for compensating for asynchronous clock sources is presented. A buffer is provided for storing frames received from a packet network. The buffer having...