Micro-flow management

  • US 6,954,431 B2
  • Filed: 12/06/2001
  • Issued: 10/11/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for managing data traffic through a network, the data traffic comprised of a plurality of microflows, the method comprising:

  • determining a capacity of a buffer containing a microflow based on a characteristic;

    assigning an acceptable threshold value for the capacity of the buffer over a predetermined period of time;

    delegating a portion of available bandwidth in the network to the microflow; and

    using the buffer for damping jitter associated with the microflow.

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