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Hon Wah Chin, Michael Fine, Norman W Finn, Richard J Hausman: Port aggregation protocol. Cisco Systems, Cesari & McKenna, September 28, 1999: US05959968 (219 worldwide citation)

A port aggregation protocol (PAGP) dynamically aggregates redundant links between two neighboring devices in a computer network through the exchange of aggregation protocol data unit (AGPDU) frames between the two devices. Each AGPDU frame contains a unique identifier corresponding to the device sou ...


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Keith McCloghrie, Bernard R James, Christopher Young, Norman W Finn: Multiple VLAN Architecture system. Cisco Technologies, Cesari and McKenna, April 17, 2001: US06219699 (214 worldwide citation)

A system in which a single VLAN architecture spans multiple VLAN transport protocols and technologies, including a method and system in which multiple different VLANs may be combined in a single enterprise network. Each LAN-switch in the system identifies each frame with an identifier, and associate ...


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Bryan J Gleeson, Percy P Khabardar, Norman W Finn: System for efficient multicast distribution in a virtual local area network environment. Cisco Technology, Cesari and McKenna, September 28, 1999: US05959989 (159 worldwide citation)

A mechanism for efficiently distributing multicast messages having group destination addresses to subscribing entities in a computer network. The network includes a plurality of virtual local area network (VLAN) designations among those entities and a multicast network device (MND) configured to gen ...


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Marco Di Benedetto, Ramana Mellacheruvu, Norman W Finn, Umesh Mahajan: Multiple instance spanning tree protocol. Cisco Technology, Cesari and McKenna, Michael R Reinemann, August 30, 2005: US06937576 (136 worldwide citation)

A multiple instance spanning tree protocol (MI-STP) creates a plurality of active topologies (i.e., loop-free paths) within a computer network. These active topologies may be established through the exchange and processing of multiple instance spanning tree bridge protocol data unit messages (MI-STP ...


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Keith McCloghrie, Bernard R James, Christopher Young, Norman W Finn: Multiple VLAN architecture system. Cisco Technology, Swernofsky Law Group, March 7, 2000: US06035105 (132 worldwide citation)

A system in which a single VLAN architecture spans multiple VLAN transport protocols and technologies, including a method and system in which multiple different VLANs may be combined in a single enterprise network. Each LAN-switch in the sytem identifies each frame with an identifier, and associates ...


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Yves Hertoghs, Ali Sajassi, Norman W Finn, Wojciech Dec: Broadband access note with a virtual maintenance end point. Cisco Technology, The Law Offices of Bradley J Bereznak, April 7, 2009: US07515542 (98 worldwide citation)

A broadband access node includes a port for connection with a Digital Subscriber Line and a processor to run code that implements a virtual maintenance end point (vMEP). The vMEP translates an IEEE 802.1ag Loopback Message (LBM) received from a device on an Ethernet access network into a legacy oper ...


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Hon Wah Chin, Michael Fine, Norman W Finn, Richard J Hausman: Port aggregation protocol. Cisco Technology, Cesari & McKenna, October 2, 2001: US06298061 (78 worldwide citation)

A port aggregation protocol (PAGP) dynamically aggregates redundant links between two neighboring devices in a computer network through the exchange of aggregation protocol data unit (AGPDU) frames between the two devices. Each AGPDU frame contains a unique identifier corresponding to the device sou ...


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Hon Wah Chin, Michael Fine, Norman W Finn, Richard J Hausman: Port aggregation protocol. Cisco Technology, Cesari and McKenna, December 19, 2000: US06163543 (68 worldwide citation)

A port aggregation protocol (PAGP) dynamically aggregates redundant links between two neighboring devices in a computer network through the exchange of aggregation protocol data unit (AGPDU) frames between the two devices. Each AGPDU frame contains a unique identifier corresponding to the device sou ...


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Murali Bashyam, Norman W Finn, Abhijit Patra: TCP proxy connection management in a gigabit environment. Cisco Technology, Campbell Stephenson, February 5, 2008: US07328267 (65 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes a method and apparatus to effectively manage data buffers for a client and a server connection in a multiple connection environment. The TCP processes of servers and clients are merged into an independent TCP process in a TCP ‘proxy’ server. The TCP proxy server inclu ...


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Keith McCloghrie, Bernard R James, Christopher James, Norman W Finn: Multiple VLAN architecture system. Cisco Technology, Cesari and McKenna, October 16, 2001: US06304901 (49 worldwide citation)

A system in which a single VLAN architecture spans multiple VLAN transport protocols and technologies, including a method and system in which multiple different VLANs may be combined in a single enterprise network. Each LAN-switch in the system identifies each frame with an identifier, and associate ...