06651101 is referenced by 268 patents.

A system within a computer network identifies specific traffic flows originating from a given network entity and requests and applies appropriate policy rules or service treatments to the traffic flows. A network entity includes a flow declaration component that communicates with one or more application programs executing on the entity. The flow declaration component includes a message generator and an associated memory for storing one or more traffic flow data structures. For a given traffic flow, the application program issues one or more calls to the flow declaration component providing it with information identifying the traffic flows. The flow declaration component then opens a flow management session with a local policy enforcer that obtains policy rules or service treatments for the identified flow from a policy server and applies those rules or treatments to the specific traffic flows from the network entity.

Title
Method and apparatus for identifying network data traffic flows and for applying quality of service treatments to the flows
Application Number
10/191605
Publication Number
6651101 (B1)
Application Date
July 9, 2002
Publication Date
November 18, 2003
Inventor
Shai Mohaban
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Keith McCloghrie
Middletown
NY, US
Silvano Gai
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Cesari and McKenna
US
Agent
Michael R Reinemann
US
Assignee
Cisco Technology
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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