Network packet transmission mechanism

  • US 7,778,259 B1
  • Filed: 06/11/2004
  • Issued: 08/17/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/14/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A network for transporting packets of data comprising:

  • a plurality of interconnected routing switches each having one or more unique transport identification which reflects network topology;

    each routing switch performing a different function based on said routing switch operating as an entry, exit, pass-through, or intermediate routing switch;

    wherein said entry routing switch functions to embed destination transport identification in each data packet; and

    wherein said intermediate routing switch is operable for comparing said destination identification with the routing switch unique transport identification and forwarding said packet of data based on said comparison without performing a table look-up.

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