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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 (559 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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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 (383 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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Kurt Dobbins, Kris Dobbins, Len Cormier, Kevin Yohe, William Haggerty, Paul Simoneau, Rich Soczewinski: Distributed autonomous object architectures for network layer routing. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, April 16, 1996: US05509123 (239 worldwide citation)

An object-oriented architecture for network layer routing is provided which distributes function and system behavior into autonomous router objects. By distributing these functionalities into each object, the services and data normally external to the object are imbedded or accessible within the obj ...


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Kurt Dobbins, Phil Andlauer, Michael Skubisz: Method for establishing restricted broadcast groups in a switched network. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, November 4, 1997: US05684800 (230 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for establishing restricted broadcast groups in a switched network. The method assigns different virtual LAN identifiers (VLAN-IDs) to different subsets of associated end systems or access ports. Tables are maintained for mapping the VLAN-IDs with associated end systems and acce ...


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Kurt Dobbins, Phil Andlauer, Chris Oliver, Tom Parker, Andy Grimes, Bruce Nutbrown, Dan Hullette, Roger Dev, Jason Jeffords: Method of transmitting data packets in a packet switched communications network. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, August 4, 1998: US05790546 (187 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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Kurt Dobbins, Phil Andlauer, Michael Skubisz: Method for establishing restricted broadcast groups in a switched network. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, November 14, 2000: US06147995 (131 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for establishing restricted broadcast groups in a switched network. The method assigns different virtual LAN identifiers (VLAN-IDs) to different subsets of associated end systems or access ports. Tables are maintained for mapping the VLAN-IDs with associated end systems and acce ...


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Kurt Dobbins, Phil Andlauer, Michael Skubisz: Method for establishing restricted broadcast groups in a switched network. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, August 31, 1999: US05946308 (121 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for establishing restricted broadcast groups in a switched network. The method assigns different virtual LAN identifiers (VLAN-IDs) to different subsets of associated end systems or access ports. Tables are maintained for mapping the VLAN-IDs with associated end systems and acce ...


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Brendan Fee, Kurt Dobbins, Dave Arneson, Pat Mullaney: Distributed chassis agent for distributed network management. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, May 28, 1996: US05522042 (108 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for allocating the performance of applications in a networking chassis among one or more modules in the chassis. In particular, the system acts as a chassis agent for performing network management functions. The agent performs a discovery function whereby each module discover ...


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Kurt Dobbins, Kris Dobbins, Len Cormier, Kevin Yohe, William Haggerty, Paul Simoneau, Rich Soczewinski: Network interconnecting apparatus having a separate forwarding engine object at each interface. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, September 14, 1999: US05951649 (98 worldwide citation)

An interconnecting apparatus includes one or more interfaces. Each interface connects to a network. The interconnecting apparatus interconnects the networks attached to the interfaces. The device utilizes distributed autonomous forwarding engines on each interface in that each interface has a forwar ...


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Kurt Dobbins, Thomas A Grant, David A 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. Enterasys Networks, Lahive & Cockfield, March 23, 2004: US06711171 (78 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 ...