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Clark Bremer, Christine E Severns, Brian D Vanderwarn: System and method for processing data packets. Ascend Communications, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes, February 29, 2000: US06032190 (133 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for processing a data packet to determine the routing of the data packet through a communications network is provided in which the data packet has a header portion and a data portion. The apparatus stores the header portion of the data packet, and processes the header portion ...


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Clark Bremer, Marlon Gunderson, Christine E Severns: Apparatus and method for routing data packets through a communications network. Ascend Communications, April 22, 2003: US06553002 (97 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for determining the next router that a data packet is transmitted to on its way to a destination host by traversing a routing table using a hardware search engine and a unique search tree. The step of traversing each node in the search tree takes only one memory cycle, decreas ...