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Mark Albert, Richard A Howes, Edward A Kersey, Louis F Menditto, Chris O Rourke, Pranav Kumar Tiwari, Tzu Ming Tsang: Load balancing using distributed forwarding agents with application based feedback for different virtual machines. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, November 29, 2005: US06970913 (82 worldwide citation)

A system and method are described for selecting a server to handle a connection. The method includes receiving at a service manager a connection request intercepted by a network device having a forwarding agent that is operative to receive instructions from a service manager, the connection request ...


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Mark Albert, Richard A Howes, James A Jordan, Edward A Kersey, William M LeBlanc, Louis F Menditto, Chris O Rourke, Pranav Kumar Tiwari, Bruce F Wong: Stateful failover of service managers. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, October 28, 2008: US07443847 (75 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for providing a fault tolerant network service. A packet is received that corresponds to a flow from a forwarding agent at a primary service manager and instructions are determined at the primary service manager for handling packets corresponding to the flow. The in ...


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Robert M Batz, Chris O Rourke: System and method for providing source awareness in a wireless application protocol network environment. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, October 10, 2006: US07120148 (67 worldwide citation)

A method for communicating in a wireless application protocol (WAP) network environment is provided that includes receiving a request packet at a WAP gateway and positioning an identifier into the request packet. A content switch then identifies the identifier and correlates the identifier to a sour ...


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Mark Albert, Robert Batz, Richard Gray, Jacob Mark McGuire, Louis Menditto, Chris O Rourke, Pranav Tiwari, Tzu Ming Tsang: Distributing packets among multiple tiers of network appliances. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, May 10, 2005: US06891839 (61 worldwide citation)

A network is disclosed that includes a first tier of forwarding agents connected to a first tier of network devices. A second tier of forwarding agents is connected to a second tier of network devices. A service manager is configured to receive a packet from one of the forwarding agents; determine t ...


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Mark Albert, Richard A Howes, James A Jordan, Edward A Kersey, William M LeBlanc, Louis F Menditto, Chris O Rourke, Pranav Kumar Tiwari, Tzu Ming Tsang: Integrating service managers into a routing infrastructure using forwarding agents. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, May 23, 2006: US07051066 (51 worldwide citation)

A method of providing a network service is disclosed. The method includes implementing a forwarding agent on a router. The forwarding agent is operative to receive instructions from a service manager. Packets are forwarded from the forwarding agent to the service manager, and the forwarding agent re ...


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Mark Albert, Richard A Howes, Edward A Kersey, Louis F Menditto, Chris O Rourke, Pranav Kumar Tiwari, Tzu Ming Tsang: Load balancing using distributed forwarding agents with application based feedback for different virtual machines. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, March 18, 2008: US07346686 (39 worldwide citation)

A system and method are described for selecting a server to handle a connection. The method includes receiving at a service manager a connection request intercepted by a network device having a forwarding agent that is operative to receive instructions from a service manager, the connection request ...


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Chris O Rourke, Gaurang K Shah, Louis F Menditto, Mark Albert, Michael S Sutton, Pranav K Tiwari, Robert M Batz, Richard Gray, Sean W Hull, Tzu Ming Tsang: Method for protecting a firewall load balancer from a denial of service attack. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, October 31, 2006: US07131140 (28 worldwide citation)

A method for protecting firewall load balancers from a denial of service attack is provided. Packets are received by the firewall load balancer. Each packet has a source and a destination. The firewall load balancer is equipped with a connection database that can contain entries about the packets. U ...


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Mark Albert, Richard A Howes, James A Jordan, Edward A Kersey, Louis F Menditto, Chris O Rourke, Pranav Kumar Tiwari, Tzu Ming Tsang: Sending instructions from a service manager to forwarding agents on a need to know basis. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, May 9, 2006: US07042870 (26 worldwide citation)

A system and method are described for providing instructions for forwarding packets. The method includes broadcasting a general instruction specifying a plurality of flows to a plurality of forwarding agents and receiving at a service manager a first message responsive to the general instruction ind ...


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Mark Albert, Richard A Howes, James A Jordan, Edward A Kersey, William M LeBlanc, Jacob Mark McGuire, Louis F Menditto, Chris O Rourke, Pranav Kumar Tiwari, Tzu Ming Tsang: Network address translation using a forwarding agent. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, January 10, 2006: US06985440 (26 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for specifying network address translation for a set of packets. A first set of instructions is sent to a forwarding agent specifying criteria for designated packets that are designated to undergo network address translation. A matching packet is received from the f ...


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Chris O Rourke, Ashish A Chandwadkar: System and method for monitoring a state associated with a general packet radio service support node. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, December 5, 2006: US07146419 (21 worldwide citation)

A method for monitoring a state associated with a support node is provided that includes receiving one or more communication flows from a first support node, the first support node communicating a message to a second support node that propagates through a loadbalancer. Activity associated with the s ...