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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 (408 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 (345 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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Vasmi Abidi, Paul Woodruff: Method and apparatus for determining and maintaining agent topology information in a multi-segment network. Bay Networks Group, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 4, 1997: US05684796 (61 worldwide citation)

A multi-segment agent topology mechanism for use by multi-segment network devices in an Ethernet network. Topology information packets exchanged between topology agents in a network include segment identifier information as well as IP address of the sending agent. A device's topology agent maintains ...


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David Theodore Perkins, Gregory Allen Foster: Method and system for compiling management information base specifications. Bay Networks Group, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 28, 1998: US05745897 (41 worldwide citation)

A system and method for generating a plurality of output files based on a Management Information Base (MIB) specification is provided. The system includes one or more MIB compilers designed to produce outputs based on a MIB specification. Each of the MIB compilers reads a set of directives that are ...


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Paul Zeldin: Ethernet topology change notification and nearest neighbor determination. Bay Networks Group, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 11, 1998: US05793975 (30 worldwide citation)

It is desirable to be able to automatically map the topology of a computer network. To automatically map the topology of a computer network, a new method is proposed. First, all the network management modules (NMMs) in the network start off broadcasting multicast packets informing other units of the ...


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Geoffrey O Thompson, Peter Tarrant, Som Sikdar: Congestion sense controlled access for a star configured network. Bay Networks Group, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 10, 1998: US05726976 (22 worldwide citation)

A method and approach for providing improved performance in a CSMA/CD-type network utilizing transmission of block encoded congestion sense signaling to allow full duplex transmission of data over a communication link segment. In addition, the method and apparatus for providing in-band signaling of ...



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