Methods and apparatus to enhance security in residential networks

  • US 8,844,018 B2
  • Filed: 12/18/2008
  • Issued: 09/23/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/2008
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for use in delivering bundled services to a customer premises, comprising:

  • determining, with a processor, whether an Internet protocol packet received at a gateway is addressed to a first packet processing module of the gateway assigned a protected Internet protocol address associated with a first one of the bundled services,wherein determining whether the Internet protocol packet is addressed to the first packet processing module comprises examining a field of the received Internet protocol packet to identify a destination Internet protocol address of the received Internet protocol packet;

    determining, with the processor, whether the Internet protocol packet originated at a trusted source;

    routing, with the processor, the Internet protocol packet to the first packet processing module of the gateway when the Internet protocol packet is addressed to the protected Internet protocol address and originated from the trusted source; and

    routing, with the processor, the Internet protocol packet to a second packet processing module of the gateway assigned a public Internet protocol address associated with a second one of the bundled services when the Internet protocol packet is not addressed to the protected Internet protocol address.

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