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Cheng Tang, Chickayya G Naik, Jonathan Davar, Yiqun Cai: Method and apparatus for multicast switching using a centralized switching engine. Cisco Technology, Cesari and McKenna, April 22, 2003: US06553028 (183 worldwide citation)

A technique implements forwarding operation shortcuts at a switch for multicast data traffic routed between subnetworks of a computer network. A first multicast frame is forwarded from the switch to a router, which peforms route processing and forwarding operations for a packet encapsulated within t ...


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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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Bhushan Mangesh Kanekar, Saravanakumar Rajendran, Jonathan Davar: Load sharing and redundancy scheme. Cisco Technology, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, June 15, 2004: US06751191 (126 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for providing a device for forwarding packets in a network are disclosed. A first router and a second router having a shared set of interfaces are provided, enabling the first router and the second router to share forwarding data for forwarding packets on the shared set of inte ...


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Shiva Sawant, Dilip Chatwani, Winnis Chiang, Jonathan Davar, Ayal Opher, Rajan Subramanian: Method and apparatus providing for bootstrapping of switches in an ATM network or the like. SynOptics Communications, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 14, 1995: US05390170 (107 worldwide citation)

An asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network or the like providing for booting of switches from one or more boot servers. The booting process comprises the steps of a switch querying as to possible communication paths with a boot manager and then establishing a boot communication channel with the boo ...


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Rajan Subramanian, Dilip Chatwani, Winnis Chiang, Jonathan Davar, Ayal Opher, Shiva Sawant: Multiplexing of communications services on a virtual service path in an ATM network or the like. SynOptics Communications, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 21, 1996: US05519707 (95 worldwide citation)

An asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network or the like having a plurality of switches which may each be coupled with a central service provider over a virtual service path. Service requests, grants of service, and other control information for the network may then be communicated between each of sa ...


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Herman Levenson, Jonathan Davar, Ajit Sanzgiri, Thomas J Edsall, Chingwei Chang, Rong Lung Lue, Saravanakumar Rajendran, Tuan Thanh Nguyen, Claudette Lucille Surma: Method and apparatus for learning and switching frames in a distributed network switch. Cisco Technology, Cesari and McKenna, October 19, 2004: US06807172 (66 worldwide citation)

A technique enables learning and switching of frames between line cards that are interconnected by a switch fabric of a distributed network switch. The network switch comprises a router and a plurality of forwarding engines, each having an associated forwarding table. The distributed learning and sw ...


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Bhushan Mangesh Kanekar, Saravanakumar Rajendran, Jonathan Davar: Load sharing and redundancy scheme. Cisco Technology, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, February 28, 2006: US07006431 (54 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for providing a device for forwarding packets in a network are disclosed. A first router and a second router having a shared set of interfaces are provided, enabling the first router and the second router to share forwarding data for forwarding packets on the shared set of inte ...


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Dilip Chatwani, Rajan Subramanian, Winnis Chiang, Jonathan Davar, Ayal Opher, Shiva Sawant: Method for providing for automatic topology discovery in an ATM network or the like. Bay Networks, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 2, 1997: US05664107 (39 worldwide citation)

A synchronous 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 proce ...


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Dilip Chatwani, Rajan Subramanian, Winnis Chiang, Jonathan Davar, Ayal Opher, Shiva Sawant: Apparatus for providing for automatic topology discovery in an ATM network or the like. Bay Networks, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 17, 1996: US05586267 (29 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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Rajan Subramanian, Dilip Chatwani, Winnis Chiang, Jonathan Davar, Ayal Opher, Shiva Sawant: System for registration of clients in an ATM network providing for communication of client registration messages to a central manager. Bay Networks, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 2, 1997: US05694547 (23 worldwide citation)

An asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network or the like providing for dynamic client discovery. Clients transmit client registration messages over the virtual service paths of their associated switches to the central management supervisor. Responsive to receiving the client registration message, the ...