Patent Number: 6,480,488

Title: Method and apparatus for sorting and transmitting data packets

Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for sorting and transmitting a data packet which is applied to a LAN. The method and apparatus of the invention comprises the steps of: (a) searching and comparing the source address of the data packet with the reference list stored in the address table of the port controller connected to the first terminal equipment; (b) refreshing the content of the reference list by adding the address data consisting of the source address representing the network card identifier of the first terminal equipment and the port number of the port controller connected to the first terminal equipment when the source address of the data packet can not be located in the address table; and (c) transmitting a new address learning frame, formed by assembling the source address representing the network card identifier of the first terminal equipment and the port number of the port controller connected to the first terminal equipment, via an intercom channel to the address tables of other port controllers for refreshing the contents of the reference lists.

Inventors: Huang; Wen-Hsiung (Hsinchu, TW)

Assignee: Accton Technology Corporation

International Classification: H04L 12/56 (20060101); H04L 012/28 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019