05583862 is referenced by 174 patents and cites 8 patents.

An internetwork routing protocol which supports virtual networks. Routing tables are maintained in routers or gateways which identify whether or not a destination is directly reachable by the router listed in the routing information entry, or whether it is merely part of a virtual network served by the listed destination routers. For directly reachable connections, datagrams may be directly delivered to any router claiming such status with respect to the network with assurance of likely delivery to the destination. Routers in communication with a virtual network must first be queried for the identity of a particular destination router address before packets are delivered to eliminate the need of packet forwarding.

Title
Method and apparatus for routing for virtual networks
Application Number
8/411442
Publication Number
5583862
Application Date
March 28, 1995
Publication Date
December 10, 1996
Inventor
Ross W Callon
Bedford
MA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Bay Networks
CA, US
IPC
H04L 12/56
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