Fast-path apparatus for transmitting data corresponding to a TCP connection

  • US 7,673,072 B2
  • Filed: 06/25/2007
  • Issued: 03/02/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/14/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • establishing, at a host computer, a transport layer connection, including creating a context that includes protocol header information for the connection;

    transferring the protocol header information to an interface device;

    transferring data from the network host to the interface device, after transferring the protocol header information to the interface device;

    dividing, by the interface device, the data into segments;

    creating headers for the segments, by the interface device, from a template header containing the protocol header information; and

    prepending the headers to the segments to form transmit packets.

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