Network interface with host independent buffer management

  • US 5,299,313 A
  • Filed: 07/28/1992
  • Issued: 03/29/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/28/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for controlling communication between a host system and a network transceiver coupled with a network, wherein the host system includes a host address space, comprising:

  • a buffer memory outside of the host address space;

    host interface means, sharing the host address space with the host, for managing data transfers between the host address space and the buffer memory in operations transparent to the host system; and

    network interface means, coupled with the network transceiver, for managing data transfers between the buffer memory and the network transceiver.

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