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Kurt Dobbins, Thomas A Grant, David J Ruffen, Laura Kane, Theodore Len, Philip Andlauer, David H Bahi, Kevin Yohe, Brendan Fee, Chris Oliver, David L Cullerot, Michael Skubisz: Distributed connection-oriented services for switched communications networks. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, October 20, 1998: US05825772 (552 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus providing connection-oriented services for packet switched data communications networks. Directory services include distributed discovery of MAC addresses and protocol alias addresses. Topology services include a link state topology exchange among switches, which provides each s ...


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Roger H Dev, Dale H Emery, Eric S Rustici, Howard M Brown, Dwayne S Wiggin, Eric W Gray, Walter P Scott: Network management system using model-based intelligence. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, April 2, 1996: US05504921 (413 worldwide citation)

A network management system includes a user interface, a virtual network and a device communication manager. The virtual network includes models which represent network entities and model relations which represent relations between network entities. Each model includes network data relating to a cor ...


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Kurt Dobbins, Phil Andlauer, Chris Oliver, Tom Parker, Andy Grimes, Bruce Nutbrown, Dan Hullette, Roger Dev, Jason Jeffords: Network having secure fast packet switching and guaranteed quality of service. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, January 16, 1996: US05485455 (382 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for establishing "virtual connections" through a packet switched data communications network, the network including a plurality of end systems and switches connected by links. Each end system has a unique physical layer address and each switch has a connection database of valid ...


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Lundy Lewis, Rajiv Malik, Steve Sycamore, Suzanne Thebaut, Walter Scott, Eric Rustici, Prasan Kaikini: Method and apparatus for defining and enforcing policies for configuration management in communications networks. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, February 16, 1999: US05872928 (336 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for monitoring parameters that govern the operational characteristics of a network device, including the use of templates for generating configuration records of network devices of a selected model type. A database of models is provided, each model representing an associated net ...


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Suzanne Thebaut, Walter Scott, Eric Rustici, Prasan Kaikini, Lundy Lewis, Rajiv Malik, Steve Sycamore, Roger Dev, Oliver Ibe, Ajay Aggarwal, Todd Wohlers: Policy management and conflict resolution in computer networks. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, March 30, 1999: US05889953 (332 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for determining an enforceable policy applicable to one or more network devices. The method includes attaching one or more rule elements to one or more domain elements to create policies, the domain elements representing network devices and groups of network devices, and the rul ...


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Wallace Matthews: Method for determining a best path between two nodes. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, May 28, 1996: US05521910 (301 worldwide citation)

A method for determining a best path from a source node to a destination node using a breadth first recursive search in parallel. The determination is based upon a plurality of metrics which are set by the system. A path's metrics are compared to respective threshold values and paths are discarded i ...


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Roger H Dev, Eric W Gray, Eric S Rustici, Walter P Scott: Network management system using multifunction icons for information display. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, November 9, 1993: US05261044 (300 worldwide citation)

A network management system includes a user interface, a virtual network and a device communication manager. The virtual network includes models which represent network entities and model relations which represent relations between network entities. Each model includes network data relating to a cor ...


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Ian Michael Charles Shand, John Anthony Harper, Steven Richard Welch: Fast network layer packet filter. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, November 14, 2000: US06147976 (261 worldwide citation)

A new packet filtering system associates domain identifiers with respective sets of addresses. A set of domain prefixes defines the set of addresses associated with a given domain identifier. Domain prefixes are found matching the source address and destination address of each received packet. These ...


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Lynn R Poliquin, Russell Arrowsmith, Lundy Lewis, William Tracy: Method and apparatus for policy-based alarm notification in a distributed network management environment. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, December 9, 1997: US05696486 (258 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for receiving alarms from multiple network management servers and applying a plurality of policy-based filters to the alarms. The filters may be named and stored in a database, and application of the policy-based filters may be scheduled for different times. The same policy-base ...


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Roger H Dev, Dale H Emery, Eric S Rustici, Walter P Scott, Dwayne S Wiggin: Network management system using interconnected hierarchies to represent different network dimensions in multiple display views. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, March 15, 1994: US05295244 (256 worldwide citation)

A network management system includes a user interface, a virtual network and a device communication manager. The virtual network includes models which represent network entities and model relations which represent relations between network entities. Each model includes network data relating to a cor ...