IP OVER ATM SYSTEM USING CONTROL MESSAGES TO SET UP CUT-THROUGH PATHS OR BYPASS PIPES IN ROUTERS

  • US 20010056490A1
  • Filed: 07/27/1998
  • Published: 12/27/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/1994
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A network interconnection apparatus for connecting at least two virtual connection-oriented logical networks, comprising:

  • physical interface means for interfacing the logical networks;

    first transfer means for applying a network layer level processing to a packet received from one logical network and transmitting the packet to another logical network;

    memory means for storing a correspondence relationship between a virtual connection used in receiving a packet from said one logical network and a virtual connection used in transmitting the packet to said another logical network;

    second transfer means for carrying out a packet transfer without the network layer level processing, according to the correspondence relationship stored in the memory means; and

    registration means for receiving a control message containing information for a registration of the correspondence relationship from at least one of the logical networks, and registering the correspondence relationship into the memory means according to the control message.

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