A method, apparatus, and computer implemented instructions for processing a request in a data processing system. The request is received. In response to a first hash value being present within the request, the first hash value is compared to a second hash value that was computed locally, wherein the second hash value represents a current policy configuration for assigning a quality of service. In response to a match between the first hash value and the second hash value, other information in the request is used to establish a quality of service for packets associated with the request.

Title
Method and apparatus for policy-based packet classification
Application Number
11/837266
Publication Number
20080320147
Application Date
August 10, 2007
Publication Date
December 25, 2008
Inventor
Lee M Rafalow
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Robert E Moore
Durham
NC, US
John J Majikes
Apex
NC, US
Dinakaran B Joseph
Durham
NC, US
Lap T Huynh
Apex
NC, US
Roberto DeLima
Apex
NC, US
Agent
Duke W Yee
TX, US
IPC
H04L 09/00
G06F 15/16
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