|CISCO TECHNOLOGY,INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140119183||CONTROL OF RATE ADAPTIVE ENDPOINTS - An apparatus may receive a plurality of data streams for transmission over a network. The apparatus may adjust packet drop rates in proportion to differences between actual bit rates and target bit rates of the data streams. Information about the adjusted packet drop rates may be provided to rate adaptive endpoints that are generating the data streams. The rate adaptive endpoints may respond to the information by adjusting the bit rates at which the data streams are encoded. Over one or more time intervals, the bit rates are adjusted to levels that yield a transmission of the data streams that is both balanced and unbiased.||05-01-2014|
|20120254338||DISTRIBUTED CONTROL TECHNIQUE FOR RPL TOPOLOGY - In one embodiment, a distributed control technique may enable management of a monolithic routing topology of nodes in a computer network by apportioning the monolithic routing topology into a plurality of regional routing topology domains, each represented by a directed acyclic graph (DAG). The regional topology domains may include a super topology domain that is established as a super-DAG of intermediate nodes interconnected with leaf nodes and rooted by a master node of the computer network. The regional topology domains may further include at least one local topology domain that is established as a local-DAG of intermediate nodes interconnected with leaf nodes and rooted by a local root node of the computer network. Notably, a super node of the computer network may be configured to participate in both the super topology domain as an intermediate node of the super-DAG and the local topology domain as the local root node of the local-DAG.||10-04-2012|
|20100315946||Failure protection for access ring topology - In one embodiment, a method includes configuring a first node, located at an edge of a core network and connected to an access ring, with a maintenance end point for a virtual local area network on a port connecting the first node to the access ring. The first node operates in an active mode for the virtual local area network and is in communication with a second node located at the edge of the core network and connected to the access ring. The method further includes receiving and processing at a processor at the first node, continuity check messages from access nodes on the access ring, synchronizing the first node with the second node, and communicating from the first node to the second node to initiate switching of the second node from a backup mode to the active mode for the virtual local area network upon identification of a failure.||12-16-2010|
|20100061246||TRANSIT PREVENTION IN HUB-AND-SPOKE TOPOLOGIES USING LINK STATE PROTOCOLS - In one embodiment, a method and apparatus of controlling transmission of data packets in a communications network includes designating all networking devices in a portion of the communications network as either hubs or spokes, communicating a link-state advertisement to each connected hub and spoke in the portion of the communications network, computing a shortest path tree at all the hubs and the spokes based on the link-state advertisement, the computing including truncating the shortest path tree at the hubs only for links leading from the spoke to the hub, creating a routing table at each of the hub and the spoke based on the truncated shortest path tree, and transmitting the data packets in the communications network based on the link-state advertisement. The shortest path tree includes all data transmission routes in the tree except links leading from a spoke to a hub.||03-11-2010|
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