Enabling platform network stack control in a virtualization platform

  • US 20060070066A1
  • Filed: 09/30/2004
  • Published: 03/30/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2004
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A system, comprising:

  • a virtualization platform capable of running a virtual machine monitor and a plurality of virtual machines, the virtual machine monitor to capture packets of information to be sent over a network by a process running in a virtual machine on the platform;

    an encoder residing in a virtual machine to encode packets of information, the packets of information to be sent to a network interface card (NIC) via a network stack, wherein the encoder is communicatively coupled to a virtual network stack in the virtual machine running on the virtualization platform; and

    a decoder to decode and verify the encoded packets of information, the decoder communicatively coupled to the NIC, wherein the NIC sends only verified decoded information packets and drops unverified information packets.

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