US Patent No: 7,903,585

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Topology discovery of a private network

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The present invention relates to a method and system for determining devices connected to a private network through a gateway. A Network Management System (NMS) through the use of inquiries and Port Address Translation (PAT) commands is able to determine the topology of the network of devices within a private network and thus communicate with them. This is achieved through the use of Port Address Translation (PAT) initiated by the NMS to set a port for each device connected to the gateway.

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CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.SAN JOSE, CA10284

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chow, Ming San Jose, CA 5 4
Feng, FuJen Fremont, CA 3 2

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