Patent Number: 6,170,015

Title: Network apparatus with Java co-processor

Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically configuring a network switch having external network data ports, a processor, memory, data bus, and coprocessor. Network data is monitored on the external network data port. Information about the network data traffic is compared to one or more threshold conditions. The network switch is automatically configured by the coprocessor if the network data meets one of the threshold conditions. The monitor and configuration functions can be performed by software running on the coprocessor which has been downloaded from an external network maintenance station through a maintenance data port. Information about the network data traffic can be uploaded to the external network maintenance station through a maintenance data port.

Inventors: Lavian; Tal I. (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited

International Classification: H04L 12/24 (20060101); H04L 12/26 (20060101); G06F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018