Patent Number: 7,085,277

Title: Service management of multiple independent forwarding realms

Abstract: A method of administratively dividing an emulated local area network (LANE) into multiple independent forwarding realms thereby restricting the connectivity of a particular local area network (LAN) to other LANs. The method also introduces the ability of allocating a number of forwarding realms to a service user (Customer).

Inventors: Proulx; Denis (Kanata, CA), Kasvand; Angelica (Kanata, CA), Bolder; Ron (Nepean, CA)

Assignee: Alcatel Canada Inc.

International Classification: H04L 12/56 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018