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Bridge Or Gateway Between Networks

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Providing i2c bus over ethernet
05/28/15 - 20150146738 - In one embodiment, a method includes accessing every local I2C bus device, using a local processor of a distributed fabric protocol (DFP) system member, to ascertain which local I2C bus devices are present, receiving a request from a remote DFP system master, using a dedicated processor of the DFP system...

Inter-networking devices for use with physical layer information
05/28/15 - 20150146739 - One exemplary embodiment is directed to an inter-networking device that performs at least one inter-networking function using physical layer information about the network of which the device is a part. Another exemplary embodiment is directed to capturing physical layer information about physical communication media that is attached to an inter-networking...

Transmitting a packet from a distributed trunk switch
05/21/15 - 20150139244 - A method of transmitting an upstream communication packet from a distributed trunk (DT) switch is described. The method comprises receiving a packet from a device connected to a DT port of the DT switch; and transmitting the received packet via a non-DT port of the DT switch if the DT...

Packet broadcast mechanism in a split architecture network
05/21/15 - 20150139245 - A method and system is implemented in a network node that functions as a controller for a domain in a split architecture network. The domain comprises a plurality of flow switches, where the plurality of flow switches implement a data plane for the split architecture network and the controller implements...

Providing real-time interrupts over ethernet
05/21/15 - 20150139246 - In one embodiment, a method includes sending a request to one or more distributed fabric protocol (DFP) system members in order to retrieve one or more events from the one or more DFP system members, receiving one or more acknowledgements to the request from the one or more DFP system...

Network relay apparatus and program
05/14/15 - 20150131671 - Provided is a network relay apparatus allowing flexible operations. Data including information for selecting any of the switch portions is received through any of the communication ports, and on the basis of the switch portion selection information, a switch portion is selected as an output destination, and data is transferred...

Virtual gateway for machine to machine capillary network
04/23/15 - 20150110119 - A virtual gateway for communicating between one or more remote machine to machine capillary networks and a local base transceiver station includes an interface for communicating with a local base transceiver station. The interface emulates a Radio Link Control (RLC) protocol in the communication. The virtual gateway also includes an...

Multi-protocol support over ethernet packet-switched networks
04/23/15 - 20150110120 - Described are methods and communications network for carrying pseudowires over packet-switched network. A communication network includes a packet-switched network (PSN), a first provider edge (PE) device in communication with a second PE device through the PSN, and a pseudowire (PW) established between the PE devices for emulating a service across...

Method for processing information, forwarding plane device and control plane device
04/23/15 - 20150110121 - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for processing information, a forwarding plane device and a control plane device. The method includes: receiving a data packet, and extracting characteristic information of the data packet; searching for context information corresponding to the characteristic information of the data packet; buffering or...

System and method for interoperability between multiple networks
04/16/15 - 20150103836 - Systems and methods for interoperating between a time-sensitive (TS) network and a non-time-sensitive (NTS) network. The system may include a TS network switch and a TS network interface controller (NIC). Each may have a functional unit. A first port of the TS switch may be coupled to an NTS node...

Leveraging hardware accelerators for scalable distributed stream processing in a network environment
04/16/15 - 20150103837 - An example method for leveraging hardware accelerators for scalable distributed stream processing in a network environment is provided and includes allocating a plurality of hardware accelerators to a corresponding plurality of bolts of a distributed stream in a network, facilitating a handshake between the hardware accelerators and the corresponding bolts...

Asymmetric connection with external networks
04/16/15 - 20150103838 - Some embodiments provide a system that allows for the use of direct host return ports (abbreviated “DHR ports”) on managed forwarding elements to bypass gateways in managed networks. The DHR ports provide a direct connection from certain managed forwarding elements in the managed network to remote destinations that are external...

Bridging between network segments with a logical router
04/16/15 - 20150103839 - Some embodiments provide a system that includes a first set of virtual machines belonging to a first overlay network and a second set of virtual machines belonging to a second overlay network. The first and second sets of virtual machines operate in several host machines, each of which includes a...

Method of selectively and seamlessly segregating san traffic in i/o consolidated networks
04/16/15 - 20150103840 - Methods and apparatus for segregating traffic are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, a traffic splitter identifies a set of links coupled to the traffic splitter, where the set of links includes two or more uplinks, wherein each of the two or more uplinks are implemented in a common physical...

Intelligent host route distribution for low latency forwarding and ubiquitous virtual machine mobility in interconnected data centers
04/16/15 - 20150103841 - 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...

Temperature sensitive routing of data in a computer system
04/09/15 - 20150098476 - An apparatus and method routes data over network links based on a temperature of the network links. When the temperature of a link meets a first threshold a routing mechanism re-routes a portion of the network traffic over a lower temperature link to reduce the likelihood that the link will...

Dynamic area filtering for link-state routing protocols
04/02/15 - 20150092785 - In general, techniques are described for dynamically filtering, at area border routers (ABRs) of a multi-area autonomous system, routes to destinations external to an area by advertising to routers of the area only those routes associated with a destination address requested by at least one router of the area. In...

Semiconductor with virtualized computation and switch resources
03/26/15 - 20150085868 - A semiconductor substrate has a processor configurable to support execution of a hypervisor controlling a set of virtual machines and a physical switch configurable to establish virtual ports to the set of virtual machines....

Decoupling audio-video (av) traffic processing from non-av traffic processing
03/12/15 - 20150071296 - A device for decoupling audio-video (AV) traffic processing from non-AV traffic processing may include a first processor and a second processor. The first processor may be configured to establish a network connection with a client device, determine whether the network connection is associated with AV traffic, transfer the network connection...

Method of controlling a codec negotiation of a gateway, a computer program product for executing the method, and a communication system for controlling the codec negotiation
03/12/15 - 20150071297 - A method of controlling a codec negotiation of a gateway (1) providing a codec capability offer, e.g. OLC according to the standard H.245, for establishing a data connection (1A, NA, 5T, 12T) to a communication device (10), comprises the gateway (1) providing a DSP resource (5A, 5B) for encoding (C1E)...

Communication network with distributed network address translation functionality
03/05/15 - 20150063363 - In one embodiment, a first network device is configured for communication with at least a second network device, and implements a gateway. The gateway may comprise, for example, a software gateway. The gateway is configured to receive a packet in a format of a first protocol and to determine if...

Multiple active l3 gateways for logical networks
03/05/15 - 20150063364 - Some embodiments provide a method for a network controller in a network control system that manages a plurality of logical networks. The method receives a specification of a logical network that comprises a logical router with a logical port that connects to an external network. The method selects several host...

Reflective relay processing on logical ports for channelized links in edge virtual bridging systems
02/26/15 - 20150055658 - Embodiments of the invention relate to reflective relay (RR) processing on logical ports for channelized links in edge virtual bridging (EVB) systems. One embodiment includes providing a virtual edge bridge (VEB) mode and a virtual Ethernet port aggregator (VEPA) mode in an EVB system on a same port of a...

Network relay system and switching device
02/19/15 - 20150049765 - Each of the n port switches set LAG to m links which respectively connect the port switch and m fabric switches. For example, the port switch performs a hashing operation for a frame received at a predetermined port and containing a layer 4 port number of an OSI reference model...

Route request mediation apparatus, control apparatus, route request mediation method and program
02/19/15 - 20150049766 - A route request mediation apparatus comprises a resource management unit that manages a resource of a network to be managed; a request receiving unit that receives a route request with an added service level condition from a user or another route request mediation apparatus; a negotiation status management unit that...

Method and system for providing distributed allowed domains in a data network
02/19/15 - 20150049767 - Method and system for providing distributed domains in a fiber channel fabric including determining a domain configuration of a resource, retrieving one or more current domain configuration parameters, determining a list of domains in a fiber channel fabric, and generating an updated domain list for the resource in the fabric...

Apparatus and method for communications involving a legacy device
02/05/15 - 20150036690 - A gateway receives a message from a first terminal to establish a connection between the first terminal and a second terminal. The gateway sends a second message to the second terminal to offer a connection. After receiving the first message from the first terminal, the gateway receives subsequent third messages...

Efficiency of data payloads to data arrays accessed through registers in a distributed virtual bridge
02/05/15 - 20150036691 - A system and method for efficient transfer of data in a data from a controlling bridge to a register of a distributed bridge element. A Load Store over Ethernet (LSoE) frame processing engine (FPE) is equipped with a repeat and a repeat with strobe function that, when coupled with an...

System and method for supporting multi-homed fat-tree routing in a middleware machine environment
01/29/15 - 20150030034 - A system and method can support multi-homed routing in a network environment, which can be based on InfiniBand architecture using a fat-tree or a similar topology. The system can provide an end node that is associated with a switch port on a leaf switch in a network fabric. Then, the...

Migration of guest bridge
01/22/15 - 20150023358 - A system and method for migrating a guest bridge are provided. An example method includes maintaining at a guest bridge a set of forwarding tables including a set of mappings from a network address to at least one virtual network interface of a set of virtual network interfaces. The method...

Edge extension of an ethernet fabric switch
01/22/15 - 20150023359 - An apparatus, in one embodiment, includes an edge adaptor module, a storage device, and an encapsulation module. The edge adaptor module maintains a membership in a fabric switch. A fabric switch includes a plurality of switches and operates as a single switch. The storage device stores a first table comprising...

Stateful push notifications
01/22/15 - 20150023360 - According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for forming a push notification and pushing the push notification and client state information to a client device is provided. In addition, a method for processing the push notification and client state information is provided. In one embodiment, processing may include...

Technique for implementing virtual fabric membership assignments for devices in a storage area network
01/22/15 - 20150023361 - A technique is provided for facilitating fabric membership login for an N_Port of a storage area network. A communication from a network node is received. The communication may include a portion of criteria associated with the N_Port. Using at least a portion of the portion of criteria, a virtual fabric...

Forwarding inter-switch connection (isc) frames in a network-to-network interconnect topology
01/22/15 - 20150023362 - Systems, mechanisms, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed for forwarding Inter-Switch Connection (ISC) frames in a Network-to-Network Interconnect (NNI) topology, for example, via a network switch which includes a first physical switch port to receive a physical switch link from a second network switch; logic to implement a first logical ISC...

Methods and systems for receiving and transmitting internet protocol (ip) data packets
01/15/15 - 20150016464 - Methods and systems which receive and transmit an IP data packet at a network device via a first network interface if the IP data packet satisfies an interception policy, and via a second network interface if the IP data packet does not satisfy the interception policy. The decision to use...

System and method for providing differentiated quality of service
01/15/15 - 20150016465 - Described is a system and method for providing differentiated service levels. The method comprising receiving a packet stream including a plurality of packets. A level of service to be provided to the packet stream is determined. An impairment to the packet stream is determined as a function of the level...

Method and system for implementing local ip service
01/08/15 - 20150010010 - The present disclosure provides a method and system for implementing a local IP service through a relay node, through which a PDN connection between a local UE and a local gateway is established, and local IP service data are transmitted through the relay node between the UE and the local...

802.1aq support over ietf evpn
01/08/15 - 20150010011 - A method is implemented in a provider edge switch (PE) for interworking an 802.1aq control plane with an Ethernet Virtual Private Network (EVPN) Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) control plane. The method includes receiving an Intermediate System-Intermediate System (IS-IS) protocol data unit (PDU) including an IS-IS Type Length Value (TLV) by...

System, apparatus and method for providing improved performance of aggregated/bonded network connections with multiprotocol label switching
01/01/15 - 20150003465 - A network system, method, and device are provided for improving network communication performance between at least a first client site and a second client site, where the first client site and the second client site are at a distance from one another that is such that would usually require long...

Dynamic network service association and on demand service provisioning
12/25/14 - 20140376558 - An edge switch enables service provisioning and dynamic service association for end devices coupled to the edge switch. The edge switch maintains a generic user profile that includes classification rules for classifying incoming traffic from the end devices to Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) VLAN tunnel services. Upon detecting incoming...

User-equipment-intitiated framed routes on customer-premises equipment for wireless wide area networks
12/25/14 - 20140376559 - Systems and methods are disclosed for processing framed routes initiated by user equipment (UE) at customer-premises equipment (CPE) and gateways using protocol configuration options (PCO). The PCO can include encoding and decoding framed route information using a PCO information element (IE). The framed route information can include a framed route...

Logical switch
12/25/14 - 20140376560 - Configuring third party solutions to operate with virtual machines and virtual switches in a distributed network environment. The method includes receiving information at a logical switch about third party solutions in a distributed network. The method further includes receiving information at the logical switch about requirements for virtual components of...

Method for operating a communication network, and network arrangement
12/25/14 - 20140376561 - The invention relates to a method for operating a communication network (101), in particular an Ethernet network. Network devices (1) which are coupled to the network comprise a switch device (4), a first and a second control device (2, 3) which are coupled to the switch device (4), and the...

Routing generation for implementation of fiber channel over ethernet
12/25/14 - 20140376562 - According to an example, a routing generation method and apparatus is applied in Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Based on the additions to the TLV, which may be carried in the Hello packet and the LSP packet, the Hello packet of the ISIS protocol may be used to implement neighbor...

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...