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Mario Macera, William E Jennings, Dennis Josifovich, George W Kajos, John A Mastroianni, Francis E Neil, Victor Bennett, Frank J Bruns, Gururaj Deshpande, Jeremy Greene: System having central processor for transmitting generic packets to another processor to be altered and transmitting altered packets back to central processor for routing. Bay Networks Group, February 6, 1996: US05490252 (417 worldwide citation)

An internetworking system for exchanging packets of information between networks, the system comprising a network interface module for connecting a network to the system, receiving packets from the network in a native packet format used by the network and converting each received native packet to a ...


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Ilan Raab, Ravi Manghirmalani, Ofer Doitel, Lynne Marie Izbicki: Method and apparatus for automatically configuring a network device to support a virtual network. Bay Networks Group, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 12, 1998: US05751967 (400 worldwide citation)

A networking system and automatic method in a networking system comprising at least one switching device and a plurality of at least one end-station interconnected with the at least one switching device, wherein the at least one switching device and at least one end-station are interconnected in a t ...


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Ravi Manghirmalani, Atul R Garg, Judy Y Dere, Minh A Do, Leon Y K Leong: Method and apparatus for determining the health of a network. Bay Networks, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, October 6, 1998: US05819028 (242 worldwide citation)

An apparatus which provides the user with an indication of the computer network's health. The indication is provided by a network management station on the computer network. The network management station has a distributable piece of code which instructs agents to gather diagnostic and status inform ...


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Anat Faigon, Girish Kotmire, Ilan Raab, Robert Magnus Romero: Network fault correlation. Bay Networks, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 21, 1999: US06006016 (233 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for correlating faults in a networking system. A database of fault rules is maintained along with and associated probable causes, and possible solutions for determining the occurrence of faults defined by the fault rules. The fault rules include a fault identifier, an occurren ...


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Ross W Callon: Method and apparatus for routing for virtual networks. Bay Networks, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 10, 1996: US05583862 (174 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Eric S Crawley, Zhaohui Zhang, William M Salkewicz, Cheryl A Sanchez: Method and apparatus for providing quality of service routing in a network. Bay Networks, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 30, 1999: US05995503 (174 worldwide citation)

A system for providing quality of service routing functions in a connectionless network having multiple nodes. The system generates a link resource advertisement for each node in the network. Each link resource advertisement includes information regarding link resources available on a particular nod ...


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Paul James Frantz, Geoffrey O Thompson: VLAN frame format. Bay Networks, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 28, 1999: US05959990 (171 worldwide citation)

In a network device such as a network switch having a port coupled to a communications medium dedicated to a single virtual local area network and another port coupled to a communications medium shared among multiple virtual local area networks for transmitting data frames between the dedicated comm ...


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Dilip Chatwani, Rajan Subramanian, Winnis Chiang, Jonathan Davar, Ayal Opher, Shiva Sawant: Apparatus for determining the topology of an ATM network or the like Via communication of topology information between a central manager and switches in the network over a virtual service path. Bay Networks, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 17, 1998: US05729685 (163 worldwide citation)

An asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network or the like employing a method and apparatus for automatically determining the topology of the network is described. The method and apparatus provides for each switch in the network transmitting on each of its ports link advertisement messages (without pro ...


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Derek H Pitcher, Earl Ferguson: Method and apparatus for processing data packets in a network. Bay Networks, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 4, 1998: US05790554 (123 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for filtering data packets from a network device, such as a LAN switch, onto a network coupled thereto based on the content of the data packets. A pattern is defined and a forwarding action performed on data packets whose contents match or do not match the pattern, according t ...


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Brian Brown, Shabbir A Chowdhury, Jean Luc Fontaine, Chao Yu Liang, Ronald V Schmidt, Chang Jung Wang: Apparatus and method for automatically determining the topology of a local area network. Bay Networks, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 25, 1997: US05606664 (110 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for monitoring and displaying the status of a local area network. The network includes a hub with ports for connection to various data terminal equipment in a star configuration and for connection to other hubs of the network. The hubs each have different types of plug-in modules which hav ...