Method and apparatus for managing the flow of data within a switching device

  • US RE40,467 E1
  • Filed: 02/03/2006
  • Issued: 08/26/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A switching device comprising:

  • a master control process including a memory to store routing information; and

    a first interface card in communication with the master control process, the first interface card comprising (i) a first local memory including a plurality of entries that collectively contain a portion of the routing information stored in the memory of the master control process and (ii) a first controller to update contents of at least one entry of the first local memory from the memory of the master control process in response to an event.

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