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A method and apparatus are provided to transfer protocol data units within a communication network. This transferring is accomplished with a protocol data unit preprocessor utilized in a protocol data unit forwarding device that is operated in the communication network. The preprocessor includes an identification mechanism which determines media header information of a protocol data unit received from over the communication network. Subsequently, a validation mechanism validates the media header information. In addition, modification mechanism adds next operation information to the media header information based upon the determined media header information such that subsequent processing of the protocol data unit by the protocol data unit forwarding device is reduced.

Title
Method and apparatus for accelerated packet forwarding
Application Number
8/366221
Publication Number
5566170
Application Date
December 29, 1994
Publication Date
October 15, 1996
Inventor
Edward J Fiore
Ramsey
MN, US
Mark A Bakke
Maple Grove
MN, US
Agent
Patterson and Keough
Assignee
Storage Technology Corporation
CO, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
H04L 12/56
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