US 9,813,326 B2
Decoupling functionality related to providing a transparent local area network segment service
Kireeti Kompella, Los Altos, CA (US)
Assigned to Juniper Networks, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Filed by Juniper Networks, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 5, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/589,262.
Application 14/589,262 is a continuation of application No. 14/187,481, filed on Feb. 24, 2014, granted, now 8,958,425.
Application 14/187,481 is a continuation of application No. 12/541,052, filed on Aug. 13, 2009, granted, now 8,693,475, issued on Apr. 8, 2014.
Application 12/541,052 is a continuation of application No. 10/254,021, filed on Sep. 24, 2002, granted, now 7,577,143, issued on Aug. 18, 2009.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/325,098, filed on Sep. 25, 2001.
Prior Publication US 2015/0109963 A1, Apr. 23, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 12/751 (2013.01); H04L 12/46 (2006.01); H04L 12/721 (2013.01); H04L 12/741 (2013.01)
CPC H04L 45/02 (2013.01) [H04L 12/4633 (2013.01); H04L 45/08 (2013.01); H04L 45/66 (2013.01); H04L 45/74 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for generating, by a transport network device of a second type, information about a newly added port belonging to a linked device of a first type and associated with a transparent LAN segment, the information to be disseminated to other devices of the second type, the method comprising:
a) obtaining, by the transport network device, a set of labels associated with the newly added port; and
b) generating, by the transport network device, at least one message, the at least one message collectively including
i) a first field for identifying the device of the second type;
ii) a second field for identifying the transparent LAN segment to which the newly added port belongs,
iii) a third field for identifying the device of the first type in the context of the transparent LAN segment, and
iv) a fourth field for identifying the set of labels.