Patent Number: 6,763,394

Title: Virtual egress packet classification at ingress

Abstract: In a network packet router having one or more ingress and egress ports, a method is implemented at an ingress port for egress pass/drop determination for packets, comprising the steps of (a) noting header combinations and values, and egress port destination for incoming packets; (b) comparing the header combinations and values with rule sets associated with the header combinations and values including egress port identities, and (c) returning a determination of pass or drop for the packet.

Inventors: Tuck, III; Russell R. (San Jose, CA), Agarwal; Puneet (San Francisco, CA)

Assignee: Pluris, Inc.

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101); G06F 013/00 (); H04L 012/56 (); H04Q 011/04 ()

Expiration Date: 07/13/2021