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

Bridge Or Gateway Between Networks

Bridge Or Gateway Between Networks patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

07/31/14 - 20140211808 - Switch with dual-function management port
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...

07/31/14 - 20140211809 - Network switch with integrated cable termination locations
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...

07/24/14 - 20140204953 - Communication system and network relay device
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...

07/24/14 - 20140204954 - Communications gateway for transmitting and receiving information associated with at least one service class
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...

07/24/14 - 20140204955 - Inline network switch having serial ports for out-of-band serial console access
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...

07/17/14 - 20140198800 - Msdc scaling through on-demand path update
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...

07/17/14 - 20140198801 - Mac address synchronization in a fabric switch
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...

07/17/14 - 20140198802 - Method to selectively add priority tagging to network traffic
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...

07/10/14 - 20140192818 - Network connection method capable of analyzing data packets in order to select connection routes
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...

07/03/14 - 20140185622 - Method and apparatus for network security
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...

07/03/14 - 20140185623 - Adaptive receive path learning to facilitate combining tcp offloading and network adapter teaming
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...

07/03/14 - 20140185624 - Method for reactionless redundant coupling of communication networks by means of the rapid spanning tree protocol
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...

07/03/14 - 20140185625 - Renat systems and methods
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...

07/03/14 - 20140185626 - Systems and methods for providing a renat virtual private network
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...

06/26/14 - 20140177639 - Routing controlled by subnet managers
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...

06/26/14 - 20140177640 - Intelligent host route distribution for low latency forwarding and ubiquitous virtual machine mobility in interconnected data centers
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...

06/26/14 - 20140177641 - Satellite controlling bridge architecture
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...

06/26/14 - 20140177642 - Network switch
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...

06/19/14 - 20140169380 - Unified system networking with pcie-cee tunneling
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,...

06/19/14 - 20140169381 - Unified system networking with pcie-cee tunneling
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,...

06/19/14 - 20140169382 - Packet forwarding apparatus and method
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...

06/12/14 - 20140161131 - Flexible and scalable virtual network segment pruning
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...

06/12/14 - 20140161132 - Communication system and network relay device
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...

06/12/14 - 20140161133 - Method and apparatus for improved qos activation
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...

05/29/14 - 20140146823 - Management of routing tables shared by logical switch partitions in a distributed network switch
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...

05/29/14 - 20140146824 - Management of routing tables shared by logical switch partitions in a distributed network switch
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...

05/29/14 - 20140146825 - Implementing multiple portals into an rbridge network
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...

05/29/14 - 20140146826 - Telecommunications system and method
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...

05/29/14 - 20140146827 - Network processor unit and a method for a network processor unit
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...

05/29/14 - 20140146828 - Ldp igp synchronization for broadcast networks
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...

05/22/14 - 20140140350 - Virtualization of control plane network elements
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...

05/15/14 - 20140133492 - Communication route control system and communication route control method
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...

05/01/14 - 20140119379 - Forwarding table optimization with flow data
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...

04/17/14 - 20140105217 - Packet routing apparatus
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,...

04/10/14 - 20140098821 - System and method for providing remote management of a switching device
An information handling system is provided. The information handling system includes at least one network switch. The at least one network switch includes a network access port receiving network packets including management information at least one processing unit, the at least one processing unit transmitting and receiving serial information. The...

04/03/14 - 20140092912 - Fibre channel over ethernet switch implicit logout
A process for an implicit logout of links to a fibre channel over Ethernet switch includes receiving, at a second switch, a first message from a first switch. The first message indicates an implicit link logout event on one of two or more links between the first switch and a...

03/27/14 - 20140086255 - Packet forwarding between packet forwarding elements in a network device
A network device having a plurality of packet forwarding elements, each including a hardware component for receiving and forwarding data packets from and to other network devices via a plurality of input ports connected to a network. Each hardware component is configured to determine whether a received data packet is...

03/27/14 - 20140086256 - Data stream division to increase data transmission rates
A method and system for transmitting data is provided. The method includes receiving by a first interface device, data. The data is divided into a plurality of data packets and stored within an internal buffer. A first group of data packets are transmitted to a network node communicatively coupled to...

03/27/14 - 20140086257 - Source device, router and control method
A method of controlling a router to transmit Content-Centric Network (CCN)-based real-time contents is provided. The method includes receiving identification information regarding real-time contents that a target device is to receive from a source device and transmitting the real-time contents to the target device, and in response to content request...

03/20/14 - 20140079073 - Dynamic clock gating in a network device
A switch device that includes a switch pipeline stage to process packet data may selectively clock multiple pipeline sub-stages within the switch pipeline stage. The switch device may provide a first clock to processing logic of a first sub-stage independently of providing a second clock to a processing logic of...

03/20/14 - 20140079074 - Selecting between contending data packets to limit latency differences between sources
An arbiter is configured to select one of several contending data packets transmitted from an initiator, the data packets comprising an identifier identifying the initiator and data. The arbiter comprises: a history buffer for storing the identifiers identifying the initiators of a plurality of recently selected data packets; and selection...

03/06/14 - 20140064290 - Neighbor discovery using address registration protocol over elmi
A system and method for mapping a network to facilitating configuration is disclosed. Address registration information is appended to an enhanced local management interface message sent between devices in a network of routers and switches. A network management system for an outside network can use that information to map out...

02/27/14 - 20140056308 - Site-to-site 6rd tunneling using collocated border router and customer edge
In one embodiment, a router gateway in a first Local Area Network (LAN) hosts both an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Rapid Deployment (6rd) Customer Edge (CE) as well as a 6rd Border Router (BR). In one specific example embodiment, upon registering the BR to a global computer network, the...

02/27/14 - 20140056309 - Method and apparatus for frame transfer using virtual buffer
A method comprises linking a plurality of physical buffers to provide one or more virtual buffers; transferring content to the one or more virtual buffers; and transferring the content from the one or more virtual buffers through one or more buffer transfers to a first entity....

02/27/14 - 20140056310 - Switch with network services packet processing
Virtual machine environments are provided in the switches that form a network, with the virtual machines executing network services previously performed by dedicated appliances. The virtual machines can be executed on a single multi-core processor in combination with normal switch functions or on dedicated services processor boards. Packet processors analyze...

02/20/14 - 20140050225 - System and method for providing network route redundancy across layer 2 devices
Systems and methods are described for providing network route redundancy through Layer 2 devices, such as a loop free Layer 2 network having a plurality of switching devices. A virtual switch is coupled to the loop free Layer 2 network, the virtual switch having two or more switches configured to...

02/20/14 - 20140050226 - Vpn composing method, interwork router, packet communication method, data communication apparatus, and packet relaying apparatus
A data communication apparatus to be coupled to a first network and a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network, includes a receiving unit which receives a data including header information indicating a destination and first header information used to identify a first Virtual Private Network (VPN) in the first network. The...

02/13/14 - 20140044135 - Lookup engine with reconfigurable low latency computational tiles
An architecture for a specialized electronic computer for high-speed data lookup employs a set of tiles each with independent logic elements lookup memory portions. The tiles may each comprise gate-array-like functional units that may be wired together by a multi-way switch for extremely low latency....

02/06/14 - 20140036926 - Transmission apparatus and transmission method
A transmission apparatus includes a detector to receive a multiplexed signal including a plurality of signals having different frame periods and detect switching information included in the multiplexed signal; a sorter to sort a plurality of pieces of detected switching information into one or more groups according to types of...

01/30/14 - 20140029624 - Reactive and proactive routing protocol interoperation in low power and lossy networks
In one embodiment, a border node between a reactive routing network and a proactive routing network may receive an inter-domain route request (RREQ) from a requestor for a destination, and determines whether it knows the destination. In response to knowing the destination, the border node responds to the requestor. However,...

01/30/14 - 20140029625 - Integrated circuit device and methods for performing cut-through forwarding
An integrated circuit device comprising at least one cut-through forwarding module. The cut-through forwarding module comprises at least one receiver component arranged to receive data to be forwarded, and to generate a request for transmission of a block of data upon receipt thereof, and at least one controller unit arranged...

01/30/14 - 20140029626 - Tcp communication scheme
A TCP communication scheme which ensures safe communication up to the communication path near a terminal and eliminates direct attacks from hackers, etc. A terminal (A) and terminal (B) are connected to a relay apparatus (X) and relay apparatus (Y), where the terminal (A) and the terminal (B) are the...