Content based VLAN classification and framework for ethernet network to support content based bridging
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2031-Oct-27
Potentially relevant companies (5): Aruba Networks, Inc., Avaya Incorporated, Cisco Systems, Inc., Juniper Networks Inc., NETGEAR, Inc.
Products & technologies (2): Network:LAN, Network:Router
The preferred methodology for classifying VLANs based on the content of a packet arriving at the edge switch involves receiving a policy that defines content based classification of VLANs for packets from a network management station; assigning a VLAN to the packet received from a node based on inspection of a content of the packet and the policy received from the network management station; and sending the packet with the assigned VLAN to other nodes in the network for operations based on the assigned VLAN.
1. A device in a network comprising:
a memory containing a set of instructions; and
a processor for processing at least some of the set of instructions and a packet processor that processes at least some of the set of instructions sent to the packet processor from the processor wherein the set of instructions include instructions for receiving a policy defining assignment of VLANs for designated content of packets from a network management station and instructions for assigning a VLAN to a packet received from a node based on inspection of a content of the packet and the policy defining assignment of VLANs for designated content of packets.
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