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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 processor that is operated in the communication network. The processor includes a preprocessor which establishes subsequent processing requirements of a particular protocol data unit received from the communication network to generate at least one associated directive for the particular protocol data unit. Subsequently, a synchronizing mechanism synchronizes the particular protocol data unit with the at least one associated directive to generate a synchronized protocol data unit. A restructuring device restructures the synchronized protocol data unit in accordance with the at least one associated directive for the protocol data unit to generate a restructured protocol data unit. In addition, a method of operating the protocol data unit processor in a heterogeneous communication network is provided.

Title
Method and apparatus for accelerated packet processing
Application Number
8/366225
Publication Number
5598410
Application Date
December 29, 1994
Publication Date
January 28, 1997
Inventor
Geoffrey C Stone
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Timothy R Schulte
Assignee
Storage Technology Corporation
CO, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
H04L 12/56
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