Method and apparatus for intelligent sorting and process determination of data packets destined to a central processing unit of a router or server on a data packet network

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  • US 6,738,378 B2
  • Filed: 08/22/2001
  • Issued: 05/18/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/22/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. In a network node having one or more packet processors and at least one CPU required to process specific types of packets, a system for managing the specific types of packets for CPU processing, the system comprising:

  • one or more packet processors enabled to sort the specific types of packets into two or more categories for processing; and

    a set of hardware queues of a network access controller (NAC) for queuing the packets according to category;

    characterized in that the CPU processes the queued packets according to category.

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