Resources Contact Us Home
Mechanism for enabling layer two host addresses to be shielded from the switches in a network

Image Number 9 for United States Patent #8125996.

Methods and systems for shielding layer two host addresses (e.g., MAC addresses) from a network are provided. According to one embodiment, a border component of a network of switches receives a first packet intended for a first host having a first L2 address and a first L3 address associated therewith. The first packet includes the first L3 address and a substitute L2 address as destination addresses. The substitute L2 address is associated with a communication channel of the border component. A data structure including information regarding an association between the first L3 address and the first L2 address is accessed by the border component. A determination is made that the destination L2 address for the first packet should be the first L2 address. A first updated packet is derived from the first packet by replacing the substitute L2 address with the first L2 address and sent to the first host.

  Recently Added Patents
Taxi cab key chain
Resist composition and method for producing resist pattern
Method and apparatus for accessing coconut water
Carbonyl-ene functionalized polyolefins
System, method and program recording medium for supply capacity estimation
Fuel basket spacer, apparatus and method using the same for storing high level radioactive waste
Case for electronic device
  Randomly Featured Patents
Collapsible plug
Method for the production of reinforced composites
Composite racquet structure
Method and system for improving screen readability in daylight with runtime color adjustment
Multi-positionable power distribution unit
Timing generating circuit and phase shift circuit
Crumber mechanism for a trencher machine
Flue cleaner
Plate-making system of light-sensitive lithographic printing plate and plate-making method
Electronic currency, electronic wallet therefor and electronic payment systems employing them