Patent Number: 7,535,909

Title: Method and apparatus to process packets in a network

Abstract: A method and apparatus is described to process packets in a network. The method may comprise receiving the packet and determining a length K of the packet. If the length of the packet is less than a reference length M then no analysis may be performed on the packet. However, if the packet length K is not less than M, the method may determine if the packet length K is at least greater than a reference window size W.sub.Ref. When the packet length is greater than W.sub.Ref then a window size W for the processing of the packets is set equal to W.sub.Ref; and the packet length is less than W.sub.Ref then a window size W for the processing of the packets is set equal to the packet size K. Thereafter, the packet is processed using the window size W.

Inventors: Singh; Sumeet (Fremont, CA), Varghese; George (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.

International Classification: H04L 12/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-19 0:00:00