07072981 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 29 patents.

An improved client network address translation (“NAT”) system is provided. Methods are provided for initializing connection control blocks with the client NAT addresses when a storage pool of connection control blocks are allocated. This avoids the costly overhead as connections are created and destroyed. Unlike the prior art solutions, once the connection control blocks of the present invention are allocated, they remain in effect until the storage subpool is deleted. Secondly, in order to provide as large a pool of client NAT addresses as possible, methods are provided for using intervals to allocate and reclaim client NAT addresses as subpools are allocated and freed.

Title
Preallocation of client network address translation addresses for client-server networks
Application Number
9/780755
Publication Number
7072981 (B1)
Application Date
February 8, 2001
Publication Date
July 4, 2006
Inventor
Steven C Klein
Raleigh
NC, US
Robert M Batz
Raleigh
NC, US
Barron C Housel
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Chris O Rourke
Apex
NC, US
Agent
Baker Botts L
Assignee
Cisco Technology
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/167
G06F 15/16
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