Method and system for scaling network traffic managers

  • US 7,702,809 B1
  • Filed: 10/30/2007
  • Issued: 04/20/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/24/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for routing a packet over a network, comprising:

  • (a) a transceiver that receives and forwards each packet; and

    (b) coupled to the transceiver, a means for routing each received packet to a corresponding traffic manager, wherein the routing means determines the corresponding traffic manager based in part on hashing either source information or destination information in each received packet to determine a hash key useable as an index into an allocation table of traffic managers, wherein a response packet to each received packet is forwarded to the same corresponding traffic manager.

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