Virtual home agent service using software-replicated home agents

  • US 6,765,900 B2
  • Filed: 01/16/2003
  • Issued: 07/20/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of providing home agent services, comprising the steps of:

  • providing a single computing platform for receiving a plurality of packets from a first network;

    implementing a plurality of home agents in software in said single computing platform;

    directing said packets within said single computing platform to respective home agents of the plurality of home agents associated with said packets;

    processing said packets in said plurality of home agents; and

    forwarding said packets from said computing platform onto a second network for transmission to respective destinations for said packets.

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