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US20120128000 Systems and Methods for Measuring Available Capacity and Tight Link Capacity of IP Paths from a Single Endpoint  
According to one exemplary embodiment, a method for determining the forward and reverse available capacity or tight link capacity of an IP path from a single endpoint includes the steps of:...
US20140119374 DOWNLINK SERVICE PATH DETERMINATION FOR MULTIPLE SUBSCRIPTION BASED SERVICES IN PROVIDER EDGE NETWORK  
A method performed in a network element of a provider edge network to determine a downlink service path for a downlink packet. The method includes preserving an indication of the downlink service...
US20130094508 Methods of and Apparatus for Managing Non-Congestion-Controlled Message Traffic in a Datacenter  
Managing non-congestion-controlled message traffic in a datacenter. Any non-congestion-controlled packets originating in a sending server and intended for a receiving server are encapsulated in...
US20110188503 Ethernet Forwarding Database Method  
A technique is described for retrieving data from a hash table in an Ethernet bridge. The table has a plurality of columns, each of which has a hash function, thereby creating respective different...
US20140348166 OPTIMAL FORWARDING FOR TRILL FINE-GRAINED LABELING AND VXLAN INTERWORKING  
An example method for determining an optimal forwarding path across a network having VxLAN gateways configured to implement both FGL networking and VxLAN capabilities can include learning RBridge...
US20110090909 MULTIFUNCTIONAL CONTROL CHANNEL FOR PSEUDOWIRE EMULATION  
A system advertises a multifunctional control channel (MFCC) in an interface parameter sub-type-length-value (TLV) of an advertisement label mapping message that is dispatched to a network device....
US20150131533 METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PROVIDING IPV6 PACKET TRANSIT BETWEEN TWO IPV6 NODES OF A UTILITY NETWORK CONNECTED VIA AN IPV4 NETWORK USING ENCAPSULATION TECHNIQUE  
One example embodiment provides a method and system where a node in an IPv6 utility network communicates with an IPv6 destination node through and IPv4 network. IPv6 utility nodes are reachable...
US20080025221 Methods, systems, and computer program products for a hierarchical, redundant OAM&P architecture for use in an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) network  
Methods, systems, and computer program products for a hierarchical, redundant OAM&P architecture for use in an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject...
US20110158236 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING A CALL TO AN AGGREGATE ENDPOINT DEVICE  
A method and an apparatus for processing a call to an aggregate endpoint device over a network are disclosed. For example, the method receives a session request by an application server, wherein a...
US20150117459 EFFICIENT FORWARDING INFORMATION BASE CACHING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A Forwarding Information Base (FIB) caching system and scheme that selects and generates a minimal number of non-overlapping prefixes for the FIB cache to improve computer-based network...
US20150244630 IPoE DUAL-STACK SUBSCRIBER FOR ROUTED RESIDENTIAL GATEWAY CONFIGURATION  
A network element implements a method to support a plurality of network services between a residential gateway and the network element over non-channelized media using a single subscriber session....
US20130322445 Implementing Control Planes for Hybrid Networks  
Disclosed are various embodiments for implementing a control plane in hybrid networks. A coordinated shared network may correspond to a distributed bridge, and a control plane may be implemented...
US20150207639 MEASURING MACHINE COMMUNICATION  
Embodiments of the invention relate to a method for line-conducted bidirectional communication between subscribers in a measuring system, the subscribers being arranged in a chain-like series...
US20150146732 CONTROL PROTOCOL ENCAPSULATION  
A processor is configured to determine non-core functions to be performed by an unmanaged device disposed on a packet based computer network. A control message generator is configured to (i)...
US20140219281 Communication system, forwarding node, path management server, communication method, and program  
A packet forwarding node includes a storage unit to store a packet forwarding table used for forwarding a packet based on an identifier which identifies a link between nodes on a packet forwarding...
US20120057598 TRANSACTION AND CONNECTION INDEPENDENT PROTOCOL LOAD BALANCING  
A system and method for load balancing session initiation protocol (SIP) traffic based on bridging and tracking transactions and connections between frontend and backend devices. The method...
US20150195387 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FLEXIBLE PACKET CLASSIFICATION  
A network packet classification method comprises receiving parse information derived from parsing a field in a network packet; comparing the parse information with information in a table to derive...
US20140086251 ETHERNET DIFFERENTIATED SERVICES ARCHITECTURE  
An edge node of a communication network and method to classify incoming Ethernet traffic based on predetermined criteria. An ingress switch is configured to receive an incoming Ethernet frame. A...
US20130114414 Hardware-Based Dynamic Load Balancing That Avoids Flow Packet Reordering Statistically  
A network component comprising a hash generator configured to generate a first hash value using a first hash function and a packet, and generate a second hash value using a second hash function...
US20150263953 COMMUNICATION NODE, CONTROL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, PACKET PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM  
A communication node comprises: a first table for matching against first information in a header of a packet received and deciding an attribute or a right of a source of the packet; a second table...
US20150078152 VIRTUAL NETWORK ROUTING  
One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for connecting a virtual switch to multiple routers (e.g., multiple IP subnets, multiple networks, multiple leaf routers, etc.), for implementing...
US20120195316 Method for identifying next hop  
Datalink frames or networking packets contain protocol information in the header and optionally in the trailer of a frame or a packet. We are proposing a method in which part of or all of the...
US20120250687 NETWORK COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH PACKET FORWARDING AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF  
A method of operation of a network communication system includes: analyzing a packet header by: loading a packet input register, generating a forwarding hash from the packet input register, and...
US20150098470 HIERARCHICAL HASHING FOR LONGEST PREFIX MATCHING  
A system for hierarchical hashing for longest prefix matching may include a memory and a processor. The memory may be configured to store hash tables that include prefixes and associated next hop...
US20140204944 METHOD FOR AVOIDING A LOOP IN A NETWORK  
According to an example, a method for avoiding a loop in a network, which is performed by each ED in each VPN site, comprises: interacting with other EDs in a same VPN site to elect a DED;...
US20150200806 ROLE BASED ROUTER FUNCTIONALITY  
Configuration of tunnel, firewall and/or other positional based functionality for routers operating within a multi-router network is contemplated. The functionality configured for one or more of...
US20140029616 DYNAMIC NODE CONFIGURATION IN DIRECTORY-BASED SYMMETRIC MULTIPROCESSING SYSTEMS  
Systems and methods that allow for dynamically deconfiguring, reconfiguring and/or otherwise configuring nodes (e.g., processors) in a symmetric multiprocessing system (e.g., a symmetric...
US20120120957 Border Gateway Protocol Procedures for Multi-Protocol Label Switching and Layer-2 Virtual Private Networks Using Ethernet-Based Tunnels  
Described is a method of operating a first provider edge (PE) router to support virtual private network (VPN) applications through a packet-switched network (PSN). Routing information is obtained...
US20110258431 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PREFIXES INDICATIVE OF MOBILITY PROPERTIES IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT  
An example method includes receiving an Internet protocol (IP) address request in a network and selecting an IP address associated with a prefix that represents an IP subnet. The prefix includes a...
US20120287933 MESSAGE FORWARDING USING GRE TUNNELING PROTOCOL  
A method of forwarding GRE encapsulated messages by a forwarding device. The method comprises the forwarding device setting up a tunnel table entry upon receipt of a GRE encapsulated message, the...
US20150180776 VIRTUAL MACHINE NETWORK CONTROLLER  
Embodiments relate to virtual networks. An aspect includes a method for controlling a virtual network including analyzing header content of packet traffic, where the packet traffic corresponds to...
US20150180773 VIRTUAL MACHINE NETWORK CONTROLLER  
Embodiments relate to virtual networks. An aspect includes a method for controlling a virtual network including analyzing header content of packet traffic, where the packet traffic corresponds to...
US20130128892 METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR ROUTING PACKETS FROM A GATEWAY TO AN ENDPOINT  
A method for routing packets from a gateway to an endpoint includes the step of associating a private internet protocol (IP) address with an endpoint having a public IP address. A packet addressed...
US20120093161 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TAGGING PACKETS ROUTED TO CUSTOMER PREMISES DEVICES VIA CLUSTERS OF DEDICATED CUSTOMER INTERFACES  
A method of routing traffic to customer premises devices (CPDs), each CPD being reachable via a dedicated customer interface (DCI) from among a plurality of DCIs grouped into clusters included in...
US20140204942 METHODS OF ESTABLISHING VIRTUAL CIRCUITS AND OF PROVIDING A VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK SERVICE THROUGH A SHARED NETWORK, AND PROVIDER EDGE DEVICE FOR SUCH NETWORK  
A virtual private network (VPN) service is provided through a shared network infrastructure comprising interconnected provider edge (PE) devices having customer edge (CE) interfaces. Some of the...
US20150117451 COMMUNICATION BETWEEN HETROGENOUS NETWORKS  
A system to communicate between a first network and a second network includes a first network, a second network, and a connecting device connected there between. The first network has a first...
US20120008627 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING DEVICE IDENTIFIER WITH COLLISION AVOIDANCE  
One exemplary embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus to assign device identifier with collision avoidance in a distributed network environment. The apparatus may operate, for example,...
US20120257627 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PACKET DE-DUPLICATION  
A method of packet processing includes receiving a first packet that includes a header, the header having a plurality of fields, one of the plurality of fields being an identification field,...
US20140010236 PROVIDER BACKBONE BRIDGING - PROVIDER BACKBONE TRANSPORT INTERNETWORKING  
An Ethernet virtual switched sub-network (VSS) is implemented as a virtual hub and spoke architecture overlaid on hub and spoke connectivity built of a combination of Provider Backbone Transport...
US20110051729 METHODS AND APPARATUSES RELATING TO PSEUDO RANDOM NETWORK CODING DESIGN  
A method of providing a pseudo random network coding design may include receiving, at a receiver node, signaling including an index of a codebook communicated from a transmitter node employing...
US20130266018 COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD  
A communication system includes a first switch that refers to a first processing rule included in a packet and processes the packet in accordance with the first processing rule; a second switch...
US20120182992 HYPERVISOR ROUTING BETWEEN NETWORKS IN A VIRTUAL NETWORKING ENVIRONMENT  
A physical host executes a virtual machine monitor (VMM) that instantiates a source virtual machine (VM). In response to the VMM receiving from the source VM a packet specifying a first...
US20130329734 TECHNIQUES FOR PROVIDING VALUE-ADDED SERVICES IN SDN-BASED NETWORKS  
A method for providing value added services (VAS) in a software defined network (SDN). The method comprises determining which value added services and their order should be assigned to an incoming...
US20150244620 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AGGREGATING AND ENCODING RECEIVED SYMBOLS INCLUDING GENERATION OF A POINTER FOR A CONTROL CODE  
A data processing system including an interface and an encoder. The interface is configured to receive first symbols from one or more ports. The interface is configured to aggregate a...
US20140036919 Forward Progress Assurance and Quality of Service Enhancement in a Packet Transferring System  
A method comprising detecting at least one Quality of Service (QoS) requirement is met that indicates a very important packet (VIP) is outstanding from a source node in a multi-hop network...
US20140029620 PACKET HANDLING METHOD, FORWARDING DEVICE AND SYSTEM  
A packet handling method, comprising: receiving a TCP ACK packet currently sent by a client; searching in a storage device for a TCP packet requested for retransmission by the TCP ACK packet when...
US20130315245 METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING QUALITY OF SERVICE QOS  
The present invention discloses a method for maintaining quality of service QoS, which includes: identifying a CLP and a service type of a newly received ATM cell, and obtaining a corresponding...
US20150078386 Performing a Multi-Stage Lookup to Classify Packets  
Some embodiments provide a method for a forwarding element that forwards packets. The method receives a packet. The method performs a first stage lookup of a hash table for a first hash of a first...
US20130272305 CHAINING OF INLINE SERVICES USING SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING  
A system and method for steering traffic through a set of services is provided. A service path or chain is assigned to a received packet based on a classification of the packet. A position and/or...
US20150163137 OVERLAY CAPABILITIES EXCHANGE USING DCBX  
A method for overlay network capabilities exchange for reserving high priority handling of packets, for example, FCoE and other sensitive packets in an overlay network is achieved by determining a...