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Bridge Or Gateway Between Networks

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Pathfinding Or Routing > Switching A Message Which Includes An Address Header > Having A Plurality Of Nodes Performing Distributed Switching > Bridge Or Gateway Between Networks



Multiplexed packet local area networking using an ethernet physical layer device
12/11/14 - 20140362865 - Multiplexed packet local area networking using an Ethernet physical layer device. In one embodiment, a network device having dual port Ethernet physical layer devices can be configured to receive a packet on a first Ethernet port. The network device can extract first packet data that is destined for the network...

Network separation method and network separation device
12/11/14 - 20140362866 - The network separation device, comprising: a processor configured to perform as a selector, a first relay device and a second relay device; the selector that selects a packet relayed between networks; the first relay device that includes first routing information and outputs to the selector a first packet; the second...

Inter-medium bridging with inter-domain routing and multi-medium domain coordination
12/04/14 - 20140355617 - Various embodiments of inter-medium bridging are provided. In one aspect, a method may involve an inter-medium bridging device bridging between a plurality of mediums of a network connected to the first inter-medium bridging device at the Data Link Layer of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. The plurality of mediums...

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for performing enhanced service routing
11/27/14 - 20140348176 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for performing enhanced service routing are disclosed. One method includes receiving, at a Diameter application executing on a message processor associated with a DSR, a Diameter message that requires a service. The method also includes determining, using service routing data, at least one service...

System and method for flexible switching fabric
11/20/14 - 20140341225 - A system and method for a flexible switching fabric includes a network switching device. The network switching device includes a plurality of connectors configured to couple the network switching device to other network devices, one or more front panel cards, each front panel card including one or more first ports...

Routing control system for l3vpn service network
11/20/14 - 20140341226 - A routing control system comprising a system controller and master and slave routing servers, wherein the master routing server includes a plurality of logical controllers, each of which performs routing control for each of the user networks, the system controller monitors a load state of the master routing server and...

Direct connect virtual private interface for a one to many connection with multiple virtual private clouds
11/13/14 - 20140334495 - Systems and methods include a direct connect virtual private interface includes a physical port configured to receive one physical connection in order to provide two or more virtual connections for multiple virtual private clouds (VPCs) within a public cloud provider's infrastructure. Each public cloud infrastructure has its own multiple VPCs....

Multi-access gateway for direct to residence communication services
11/13/14 - 20140334496 - Different residences can be communicatively linked to a communication backbone via a multi-access gateway, where each residence comprises an adapter through which a set of IP devices directly connect to the multi-access gateway via IPSec compliant communication channels. The multi-access gateway can connect each of the IP devices to remotely...

Relay server and relay communication system
11/13/14 - 20140334497 - A relay server stores a first routing target address, and stores a second routing target address in association with a virtual address assigned to the second routing target address. The relay server exchanges address filter information with a relay server belonging to a selected VPN group, and establishes a routing...

Layer 2 packet switching without look-up table for ethernet switches
11/13/14 - 20140334498 - In one embodiment, a system includes at least one processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the at least one processor, the logic being configured to receive, by the at least one processor, a request to assign a media access control (MAC) address to a device on a port,...

Low-cost flow matching in software defined networks without tcams
11/06/14 - 20140328350 - Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method for processing data packets by a first-hop switch in a data network, including: receiving a first data packet associated with a flow; determining whether the flow associated with the first data packet is found in a flow table in the first-hop switch; modifying...

Topology for large port count switch
11/06/14 - 20140328351 - A large port count Fibre Channel switch. The large port count switch comprises multiple small switches. Inter-Switch links connect the small switches within the large port count switch. A set of routing rules governs the path data follows through the large port count switch....

Switching fabric of network device that uses multiple store units and multiple fetch units operated at reduced clock speeds and related method thereof
10/30/14 - 20140321471 - A switching fabric of a network device has a load dispatcher, a plurality of store units, a storage device, a plurality of fetch units, and a load assembler. Each of the store units is used to perform a write operation upon the storage device. Each of the fetch units is...

Method and system for network and intra-portal link (ipl) sharing in distributed relay control protocol (drcp)
10/23/14 - 20140314097 - A method supporting network and intra-portal link (IPL) sharing in a link aggregation group at a network device is disclosed. The method starts with transmitting frames on the IPL at the network device, where the physical link or aggregation link of the link aggregation group is dedicated to the IPL....

Service chain policy for distributed gateways in virtual overlay networks
10/16/14 - 20140307744 - A method forwarding data traffic based on a service chain policy for distributed gateway located within a network virtualization edge (NVE). The NVE may receive, within a first virtual overlay network, a data packet destined for a destination tenant end point located in a second virtual overlay network. The NVE...

Fcoe vn_port virtualizer
10/09/14 - 20140301402 - An FCoE VN_Port virtualizer where VF_Ports are used to connect downstream to host and target VN_Ports and a VN_Port is used to connect upstream to further FCoE VN_Port virtualizers or to an FCF. An alternate embodiment uses an Ethernet Fabric for an additional purpose. The Ethernet Fabric devices all act...

Vlan bridging path for virtual machines in mvrp environment without administrator intervention
10/02/14 - 20140294012 - A bi-directional VLAN bridging path is created on an edge switch in an MVRP environment without administrator intervention using a virtual network profile (VNP) feature running on the edge switch. The VNP feature is configured to detect a device coupled to a port of the edge switch, learn the Medium...

Layered third party application software redundancy in a non-homogenous virtual chassis
09/25/14 - 20140286345 - Layered third-party (enhanced) application software redundancy is provided in a non-homogeneous virtual chassis including two or more switches coupled via a virtual fabric link. A virtual chassis management module within at least one of the switches discovers the other switches within the virtual chassis, determines a base master switch from...

System and method for 10/40 gigabit ethernet multi-lane gearbox
09/25/14 - 20140286346 - A system and method for system and method for 10/40 gigabit Ethernet multi-lane gearbox. In one embodiment, a gearbox device includes one or more inputs on a line side of the device, the one or more inputs being configured to receive four asynchronous 10 Gbit/s Ethernet channels, a marking module...

Multi-host ethernet controller
09/25/14 - 20140286347 - Described herein is a system having a multi-host Ethernet controller (102) configured to provide communication and control between two or more independent host processors (104) and a network device. In one implementation, the multi host Ethernet controller (102), having an integrated L2 switch (110) to enable a plurality of independent...

Architecture for virtualized home ip service delivery
09/25/14 - 20140286348 - A method implemented by a network element of an Internet service provider to provide network access through a visited network associated with a visited network owner to a device of a visiting user connecting to the visited network. The visited network owner is a customer of the Internet service provider....

Method for pcc support for scenarios with nat in the gw
09/18/14 - 20140269740 - The invention relates to a method and system for network communication wherein a Policy and Charging Control Function (PCRF; 6) is aware of any Network Address Translator (NAT; 7) bindings of the user equipment (UE; 2)....

Transparent flow based application navigator
09/18/14 - 20140269741 - In one embodiment, a network frame is received at flow aware navigator between a client computer and a server computer. The flow aware navigator is configured to determine whether the network frame should be forwarded to one or more network services for processing before forwarding the network frame to the...

System guided surrogating control in broadcast and multicast
09/18/14 - 20140269742 - Method, computer program product, and system to assist in distribution of packets between a plurality of switch elements in a distributed switch, by monitoring an attribute of each of the plurality of switch elements including a first switch element and a first surrogate switch element, the first surrogate switch element...

Virtual-port network switch fabric
09/18/14 - 20140269743 - An input/output (I/O) switch fabric includes first physical ports that convey multiple network flows. Moreover, classifiers in the I/O switch fabric separate packets for network flows associated with different types of service. Then, the I/O switch fabric conveys the packets to different virtual switch ports without interference between the separated...

Oil field process control system
09/18/14 - 20140269744 - An oil field process control system including a field versatile control gateway component that interfaces with a plurality of field devices using a broad range of hardwired and wireless protocols, offering in-the-field monitoring and control of each of the field devices and communicates with a remote central control room, exchanging...

Fcoe vn_port to fc n_port operations in an ethernet fabric
09/18/14 - 20140269745 - Ethernet Fabric devices all act as FCoE to FC gateways, so that the Ethernet Fabric itself is considered a virtual FCoE to FC gateway. Further, the Ethernet Fabric allows direct routing of FCoE packets from one FCoE device coupled to the Ethernet Fabric to another FCoE device coupled to the...

High speed network contactless rotary joint
09/11/14 - 20140254602 - A contactless data link for connecting a first high speed network to a second high speed network that is rotatable relative to the first high speed network. The links includes a first data processor connected to the first network, and a second data processor connected to the second network. The...

Interoperability for distributed overlay virtual environments
09/11/14 - 20140254603 - Embodiments of the invention relate to providing interoperability between hosts supporting multiple encapsulation. One embodiment includes a method that includes mapping packet encapsulation protocol type information for virtual switches. Each virtual switch is associated with one or more virtual machines (VMs). It is determined whether one or more common encapsulation...

Techniques for management of data forwarding systems while suppressing loops in telecommunications networks
09/11/14 - 20140254604 - In a telecommunications network, loops are eliminated by deactivation of ports of data forwarding systems (130). When a port becomes active, topology change notifications are sent, and forwarding databases (204, 220) may have to be flushed. In some embodiments, a port may become active faster, without flushing and without topology...

System and method for storing flow entries in hardware tables
09/11/14 - 20140254605 - A system and method for storing flow entries in hardware tables includes one or more controllers, memory, a first flow table for storing first flow entries, and a second flow table for storing second flow entries that override the first flow entries. The first flow table implements a fixed priority...

System and method for ingress port identification in aggregate switches
08/28/14 - 20140241374 - A system and method for ingress port identification in aggregate switches includes a network switching device including a controller, a first port coupling the network switching device to another network device, and one or more forwarding information tables being maintained by the controller. The network switching device is configured to...

Directed route load/store packets for distributed switch initialization
08/21/14 - 20140233578 - Techniques are described for transmitting a packet from a source switch module to a destination switch module. Embodiments include determining, at the destination switch module, a path from the source switch module to the destination switch module. Path information specifying the determined path from the source switch module to the...

Directed route load/store packets for distributed switch initialization
08/21/14 - 20140233579 - Techniques are described for transmitting a packet from a source switch module to a destination switch module. Embodiments receive, at the source switch module, from the destination switch module, path information specifying a path from the source switch module to the destination switch module. Upon detecting an occurrence of a...

Residential gateway
08/21/14 - 20140233580 - A method includes receiving power via a communication line at a power coupling device of a removable module coupled to a connector of a network interface device. The communication line is coupled to a service provider system that provides multiple services to a customer residence associated with the network interface...

On-vehicle gateway apparatus and communication system for vehicle
08/14/14 - 20140226673 - An on-vehicle gateway apparatus that carries out authentication of an external apparatus at a time of connection between the external apparatus and a vehicle, and relays communications between the external apparatus and in-vehicle communication when the authentication is successful, operates due to power supply from the external apparatus at a...

Multi-role distributed line card
08/07/14 - 20140219286 - A switch includes network ports and a network processor with a fabric interface that provides SerDes (Serializer/Deserializer) channels. The network processor divides each packet received over the network ports into cells and distributes the cells across the SerDes channels. Fabric ports of the switch communicate with the fabric interface to...

Switch with dual-function management port
07/31/14 - 20140211808 - Communication apparatus includes a switch, which includes switching logic, multiple ports for connection to a network, and a management port, and which is configured to assign both a first link-layer address and a second link-layer address to the management port. A host processor includes a memory and a central processing...

Network switch with integrated cable termination locations
07/31/14 - 20140211809 - A network switch that can directly receive and connect to telecommunications cables includes: a body; a first panel mounted to the body; a first plurality of ports located in the first panel, each of the first plurality of ports configured to receive a telecommunications cable; a second panel mounted to...

Communication system and network relay device
07/24/14 - 20140204953 - A first switch device operating in a master mode, a second switch device operating in a backup mode, and third switch devices operating in a member mode in an initial state are provided. The first switch device operating in the master mode transmits a first control signal at every predetermined...

Communications gateway for transmitting and receiving information associated with at least one service class
07/24/14 - 20140204954 - An apparatus disclosed includes a memory and at least one processor in communication with the memory. The at least one processor configured to: i) identify a service class of a plurality of service classes associated with data received at an interface of the apparatus; and ii) map the data to...

Inline network switch having serial ports for out-of-band serial console access
07/24/14 - 20140204955 - Systems, methods and apparatus regarding network configuration and network switches including an in-line Network Console Access (NETCONA) Device having a NETCONA Management Module, a NETCONA WAN-side Port, a NETCONA LAN-side Port, and at least one NETCONA Serial Console Access Port. The NETCONA Device may share a single IP address for...

Msdc scaling through on-demand path update
07/17/14 - 20140198800 - In one embodiment, a copy of an original packet of a traffic flow is created at an ingress leaf node of a cloud switch. The ingress leaf node forwards the original packet along a less-specific path through the cloud switch, the less-specific path based on a domain index of an...

Mac address synchronization in a fabric switch
07/17/14 - 20140198801 - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for facilitating synchronization of MAC addresses in a fabric switch. During operation, the system divides a number of media access control (MAC) addresses associated with devices coupled to an interface of the switch. The system then computes a checksum for a...

Method to selectively add priority tagging to network traffic
07/17/14 - 20140198802 - A gateway device communicates with a client device on a local area network. The gateway device receives a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) request from the client device; wherein the DHCP request includes information indicating whether, or not, the client device supports quality of service (QoS) treatment; and if the...

Network connection method capable of analyzing data packets in order to select connection routes
07/10/14 - 20140192818 - The present invention is to provide a network connection method applicable to a network system including a client device and a plurality of source devices, wherein the client device is connected to the Internet through a first connection route (e.g., a power-line network or a cable network) and a second...

Method and apparatus for network security
07/03/14 - 20140185622 - A method of securely routing data traffic between communication networks. In an integrated security device, a host router supports a virtual router that peers with VRF (virtual routing and forwarding) instances associated with participating networks on the host router. Each VRF instance preferably runs its own dynamic routing protocol and...

Adaptive receive path learning to facilitate combining tcp offloading and network adapter teaming
07/03/14 - 20140185623 - One or more modules include a first portion that teams together multiple physical network interface ports of a computing system to appear as a single virtual network interface port to a switch to which the physical ports are linked. A second portion determines a receive port upon which a packet...

Method for reactionless redundant coupling of communication networks by means of the rapid spanning tree protocol
07/03/14 - 20140185624 - The invention relates to a method for redundantly and reactionlessly connecting networks to each other, such as communication networks, particularly Ethernet networks, wherein there is a plurality of network devices which communicate and exchange data with each other via data lines in the network which has at least one, preferably...

Renat systems and methods
07/03/14 - 20140185625 - Included are embodiments for ReNAT communications address communications. Some embodiments include a network operations center (NOC) that includes a ReNAT twin NAT that translates between a customer-assigned private IP address and a unique private IP (UPIP) address. The NOC may additionally include a ReNAT VPN component coupled to the ReNAT...

Systems and methods for providing a renat virtual private network
07/03/14 - 20140185626 - Included are systems and methods for providing a ReNAT virtual private network (VPN). Accordingly, some embodiments include receiving, at a network operations center (NOC), external packets from a client workstation on a private network and providing source addressing for the external packets to identify the private network from where the...

Routing controlled by subnet managers
06/26/14 - 20140177639 - A method for communication in a packet data network that includes at least first and second subnets interconnected by multiple routers and having respective first and second subnet managers. The method includes assigning respective local identifiers to ports for addressing of data link traffic within each subnet, such that the...

Intelligent host route distribution for low latency forwarding and ubiquitous virtual machine mobility in interconnected data centers
06/26/14 - 20140177640 - Techniques are presented for distributing host route information of virtual machines to routing bridges (RBridges). A first RBridge receives a routing message that is associated with a virtual machine and is sent by a second RBridge. The routing message comprises of mobility attribute information associated with a mobility characteristic of...

Satellite controlling bridge architecture
06/26/14 - 20140177641 - A system and a method include a port extender communicatively linked to a controlling bridge. Network data is received from a local network peer downstream to the port extender. Whether a destination of the network data is a recognized downstream network peer of the port extender is determined. The network...

Network switch
06/26/14 - 20140177642 - A network switch includes a plurality of physical layer (PHY) chips and a processor. Each of the PHY chips includes a plurality of network interfaces configured to connect to external network devices. The processor includes a port information (PI) table configured to record a working state of each PHY chip...

Unified system networking with pcie-cee tunneling
06/19/14 - 20140169380 - Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) tunneling over Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) networks. The CEE networks comprise devices configured to use PCIe. An initiating device initiates a command. The command is associated with initiator control signals, which are associated with the initiating device. The initiating device requests permission from an arbiter,...

Unified system networking with pcie-cee tunneling
06/19/14 - 20140169381 - Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) tunneling over Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) networks. The CEE networks comprise devices configured to use PCIe. An initiating device initiates a command. The command is associated with initiator control signals, which are associated with the initiating device. The initiating device requests permission from an arbiter,...

Packet forwarding apparatus and method
06/19/14 - 20140169382 - A network device includes a plurality of physical ports configured to be coupled to one or more networks, and a processor device configured to process packets. The processor device includes a processor configured to implement a logical port assignment mechanism to assign source logical port information to a data packet...

Flexible and scalable virtual network segment pruning
06/12/14 - 20140161131 - A segment within a virtual network is identified as being supported by a segment bundling device. The segment within the virtual network supports a first host connected to a first bridging device and a second host connected to a second bridging device. The segment bundling device is used to receive...

Communication system and network relay device
06/12/14 - 20140161132 - A communication system and a network relay device capable of improving failure tolerance are provided. For example, three port switches, fabric switches, and user switches are provided, and two of the port switches configure a multi-chassis link aggregation device. Each of the fabric switches detects the number of the port...

Method and apparatus for improved qos activation
06/12/14 - 20140161133 - A method of quality of service (QoS) activation of customer premises equipment (CPE) associated with a network, includes activating classifiers associated with a switch port in the CPE, and determining when an associated IP address of the switch port is also activated, wherein the switch port classifier is activated only...

Management of routing tables shared by logical switch partitions in a distributed network switch
05/29/14 - 20140146823 - Techniques are provided for managing a routing table in a distributed network switch. The distributed network switch is divided into logical switch partitions, or logical networks, that may share a routing table. The shared routing table is configured with counters and thresholds to control utilization of the routing table on...

Management of routing tables shared by logical switch partitions in a distributed network switch
05/29/14 - 20140146824 - Techniques are provided for managing a routing table in a distributed network switch. The distributed network switch is divided into logical switch partitions, or logical networks, that may share a routing table. The shared routing table is configured with counters and thresholds to control utilization of the routing table on...

Implementing multiple portals into an rbridge network
05/29/14 - 20140146825 - Shortest-path spanning trees are created outward from each portal on a Rbridge network with nodes on the network being assigned to the spanning trees. For those nodes equidistant to two portals, an election process is used to determine which tree the node should join. To enable routes associated with nodes...

Telecommunications system and method
05/29/14 - 20140146826 - In a telecommunications network including a core network component and first and second telecommunications devices, with the second telecommunications device being associated with a SIM which is not directly routable in the telecommunications network in regard to communications with the first telecommunication device, a method of transmitting a communication between...

Network processor unit and a method for a network processor unit
05/29/14 - 20140146827 - A method of and a network processor unit for processing of packets in a network, the network processor comprising: communication interface configured to receive and transmit packets; at least one processing means for processing packets or parts thereof; an embedded switch configured to switch packets between the communication interface and...

Ldp igp synchronization for broadcast networks
05/29/14 - 20140146828 - A network element that has a broadcast interface to a broadcast network becoming operational determines whether at least one alternate path exists to the broadcast network. The broadcast interface is to carry traffic on a label switched path. If an alternate path exists, the broadcast interface will not be advertised...

Virtualization of control plane network elements
05/22/14 - 20140140350 - A system includes a first regional network including a first network element; a second regional network including a virtualized control plane network element, the virtualized control plane network element supporting a routing protocol at the first regional network, the routing protocol employing a location-based cost model; and a network connection...

Communication route control system and communication route control method
05/15/14 - 20140133492 - On the OpenFlow network/normal network boundary, the route cannot be appropriately changed under a communication trouble with the controller. In this invention, the controller makes the route formed by internal switches optimal by updating the Flow table of each internal switch. Among internal switches, the internal switch A forms the...

Forwarding table optimization with flow data
05/01/14 - 20140119379 - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving from a server, flow data for a plurality of flows at a network device, the flow data comprising for each flow, a destination address and a time indicating when a last packet was processed for the flow at the server, updating a flow...

Packet routing apparatus
04/17/14 - 20140105217 - A packet routing apparatus has a plurality of routing units, connected by a first connecting mechanism. The plurality of routing units comprise a first routing unit, connected to at least one port, and a second routing unit, connected to an extended function processor. The first routing unit transmits a packet,...