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9036508 Layer two extensions  
A network device may be configured to define a Layer 2 domain, wherein the Layer 2 domain defines a data link layer broadcast domain and assign an access interface to the Layer 2 domain. The...
9031085 Routing path calculation apparatus and methods  
Routing path calculation apparatus and methods are disclosed. Calculation of routing paths within different routing areas of a communication system is handled by respective routing path...
9019977 Configuration management of distributed virtual switch  
A method, non-transitory storage medium, and apparatus are presented for configuration management of a distributed virtual switch including components distributed on different entities in a...
9019966 Method for formatting signal in mobile communication system  
A method for formatting a signal in a mobile communication system by appending a plurality of medium access control headers to a plurality of medium access control-service data units for data...
9021126 Data processing apparatus and method for controlling data processing apparatus  
A data processing apparatus includes multiple processing means that are connected in a ring shape via corresponding communication means respectively. Each communication means includes a reception...
9014202 Least disruptive AF assignments in TRILL LAN adjacencies  
A methodology is described for achieving efficient forwarder appointments. Such efficient appointment may provide an equal load on each participating routing bridge in the TRILL LAN. Load may be...
9008098 Network communication system and network communication method  
A network communication system comprises a cloud network and at least one physical machine. The cloud network comprises at least one physical switch. Each the physical machine comprises a...
9008108 Criteria for identifying network frames  
Disclosed are various embodiments of a network switch for storing a prefix address and a mask corresponding to the prefix address, the prefix address and the mask each representing a binary value,...
9007903 Managing a network by controlling edge and non-edge switching elements  
Some embodiments provide a network system that includes several non-edge switching elements that are each for forwarding network data to other non-edge switching elements. The network system...
8995446 Efficient generation of VPN-based BGP updates  
In one embodiment, a router may store a “neighbor table” for storing the router's Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) neighbors. Each neighbor corresponds to a virtual routing and forwarding (VRF)...
8989199 Control device discovery in networks having separate control and forwarding devices  
A Software Defined Network (SDN) includes a plurality of forwarding devices and a routing control device located separate from the forwarding devices. The routing control device, establishes paths...
8989188 Preventing leaks among private virtual local area network ports due to configuration changes in a headless mode  
Techniques are provided for hosting a first virtual switch and one or more virtual machines (VMs) configured to be part of a virtual LAN (VLAN). The first virtual switch enables communications...
8976794 Method to carry FCoE frames over a TRILL based network  
An apparatus for forwarding an Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) data frame into an Ethernet network comprising a processor configured to receive a data frame on a input port, obtain a first...
8971330 Quality of service and encryption over a plurality of MPLS networks  
A network device may transmit a request to each of a plurality of multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks for a label switched path (LSP) label, wherein each LSP label provides a defined...
8964767 Packet processing in federated network  
Some embodiments provide a novel method for forwarding a packet at a managed switching element in a first domain. The method receives a packet from a local machine. The method encapsulates the...
8958298 Centralized logical L3 routing  
A novel method for logically routing a packet between a source machine that is in a first logical domain and a destination machine that is in a second logical domain is described. The method...
8953590 Layer two virtual private network having control plane address learning supporting multi-homed customer networks  
This disclosure describes techniques for supporting an and Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based Virutal Private Network (VPN) service that provides layer two (L2) connectivity between the...
8953446 Load balancing multicast join requests over interior and exterior BGP paths in a MVPN  
A network device receives a join request on a downstream interface, wherein the join request specifies a source device and multicast group, wherein the network device is positioned within a core...
8942139 Support for converged traffic over ethernet link aggregation (LAG)  
In one embodiment, a system includes a switching processor configured to execute logic, a plurality of ports, at least some of the ports being grouped together in one or more link aggregations...
8942217 System and method for hierarchical link aggregation  
Systems and methods for hierarchical link aggregation are disclosed. A system for hierarchical link aggregation may include a network interface having a plurality of physical ports. A first...
8934465 System and method for bypassing an access point in a local area network for P2P data transfers  
A system and method for bypassing an access point in a wireless Local Area Network (LAN) for direct point-to-point data transfers are provided. A user device in the wireless LAN is equipped with a...
8929214 Method, device, and network system of establishing a tunnel  
A method, a device, and a network system of establishing a tunnel are provided in embodiments of the present disclosure. The method of establishing the tunnel includes: obtaining, by a WTP, an...
8923297 Method and apparatus for managing packets in a packet switched network  
Methods and apparatus for managing packets in a packet switched network include, in at least one aspect, a device including: an input to receive a packet from one of a plurality of network...
8924574 Apparatus, systems, and methods for IP reachability in a communications network  
In a system and method for establishing communications in a communications network, a network service provider can assign IP addresses to mobile devices dynamically to conserve IP address...
8918824 Logical node identification in an information transmission network  
A system for generating and sending a Logical Node identification signal as part of a data stream is disclosed. The system also includes subscriber stations capable of receiving and extracting...
8913623 Method and apparatus for processing labeled flows in a communications access network  
A system and method is provided for managing access communications between the service edge of a communications service provider and a customer. Access communications are carried in the form of...
8913621 System and method for a communications access network  
A system and method are provided for providing access communications between customer locations and a core network service edge. Access flows are handled as carrier-tagged flows through a packet...
8908566 Communication management device, communication device, and communication method  
The communication management device includes a logical-ring configuring unit that determines a transmission order of a token frame in a network and configures a logical ring; a multicast-address...
8908708 Secure method and apparatus for enabling the provisioning of a shared service in a utility computing environment  
Embodiments of the invention provide a secure method for enabling the provisioning of a shared service in a utility computing environment. One embodiment establishes an account primary virtual...
8902892 Collective network routing  
Disclosed are a unified method and apparatus to classify, route, and process injected data packets into a network so as to belong to a plurality of logical networks, each implementing a specific...
8879569 Virtual network connection method, network system, and network device  
A communication can be conducted between a hub network layer-3VPN-connected to a core network and a hub network layer-2VPN connected to the core network. A first NW that conducts a packet...
8867334 Efficient convergence of grouped VPN prefixes  
In one embodiment, a list of border node next hop options is maintained in a memory. The list of border node next hop options includes one or more of border nodes that may be utilized to reach one...
8837493 Distributed network control apparatus and method  
Some embodiments provide a distributed control system for controlling managed switching elements of a network. The distributed control system comprises a first controller for converting a first...
8837499 Distributed fabric protocol (DFP) switching network architecture  
A switching network includes an upper tier including a master switch and a lower tier including a plurality of lower tier entities. The master switch includes a plurality of ports each coupled to...
8830835 Generating flows for managed interconnection switches  
A network controller for managing a set of interconnection switching elements that connect segmented networks to a shared physical interconnection network. The network controller includes i) an...
8817620 Network virtualization apparatus and method  
Some embodiments provide a network virtualizer for managing several managed switching elements that forward data in a network. The virtualizer includes an interface for receiving input logical...
8817795 System and method of utilizing a framework for information routing in large-scale distributed systems using swarm intelligence  
In some embodiments, the invention involves information routing in networks, and, more specifically, to defining a framework using swarm intelligence and utilization of the defined framework for...
8817683 Network relay apparatus and inter-network relay method  
In a network relay router 10, a multicast routing protocol processing module 11A sequentially sends a join request message (CP1) to a router 30a functioning as a rendezvous point via an interface...
8817621 Network virtualization apparatus  
Some embodiments provide a network virtualization apparatus for managing a plurality of managed switching elements that forward data in a network. The network virtualization apparatus comprises a...
8811405 System and method for providing IPTV service  
In a system for providing an IPTV service, if a multicast address of an IPTV channel received from a head-end is a multicast address requested by a mobile node through a tunnel, an end router...
8782750 Collaborative gateway  
A method and a system for monitoring and controlling remote devices are described. The system has a gateway, a web server, and a client device. The gateway is coupled to a security device. The web...
8774201 Method and system for providing contextualized flow tags  
According to one embodiment, a method may include assigning a virtual local area network (VLAN) ingress connection identifier (iXid) to a frame upon ingress. The method may also include...
8774202 Methods, systems, and computer readable media for generating general packet radio service tunneling protocol (GTP) encapsulated real-time transport protocol (RTP) packets in a long term evolution (LTE) node simulator  
The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for generating GTP encapsulated RTP packets in an LTE node simulator. According to one method, and LTE...
8767731 Method and apparatus for MPLS label allocation for a BGP MAC-VPN  
The invention includes a method and apparatus for distributing flooding labels within a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) infrastructure supporting Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Media Access...
8767742 Network data congestion management system  
A system to manage data congestion in a computer network may include network devices to route data packets throughout the network. The system may also include a source node that sends data packets...
8767737 Data center network system and packet forwarding method thereof  
A data center network system and a packet forwarding method thereof are provided. The data center network system includes a virtual bridge and an address resolution protocol (ARP) server. The...
8761036 Network control apparatus and method with quality of service controls  
A control application of some embodiments allows a user to enable a logical switching element for Quality of Service (QoS). QoS in some embodiments is a technique to apply to a particular logical...
8761187 System and method for an in-server virtual switch  
In accordance with an embodiment, a data processing system includes a processor, a memory, and an interface port configured to be coupled to a hardware network interface device. The processor is...
8755390 Network data congestion management method  
A method to manage data congestion in a computer network may include network devices to route data packets throughout the network. The method may also include a source node that sends data packets...
8750164 Hierarchical managed switch architecture  
Some embodiments provide a method for managing several managed switching elements in a network. The method determines configurations for the several managed switching elements to implement a first...