Connecting layer-2 domains over layer-3 networks

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In one embodiment, a method includes building an address resolution cache for a layer-3 router in a first layer-2 datacenter, where the address resolution cache includes a plurality of entries, each of the entries containing a host network address, a host hardware address, and a switch identifier for a switch serving a host, intercepting an address resolution flood within the first layer-2 datacenter that seeks address resolution for a host in a second layer-2 datacenter, and generating a response to the address resolution flood that indicates a source in the second layer-2 datacenter, where data indicating the source in the second layer-2 datacenter is accessed from the address resolution cache.

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CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.SAN JOSE, CA14366

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Grover, Hasmit Fremont, US 17 272
Merchant, Sameer San Jose, US 16 109
Moreno, Victor Carlsbad, US 16 379
Rao, Dhananjaya Milpitas, US 34 287
Sane, Sanjay Fremont, US 38 887

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
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FORCE10 NETWORKS, INC. (1)
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HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (1)
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CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (4)
2008/0186,968 TRIPLE-TIER ANYCAST ADDRESSING 49 2007
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* 2011/0206,047 Multiple Network Architecture Providing for Migration of Devices 11 2010
* 2013/0044,757 Proxy FHRP for Anycast Routing Service 8 2011
 
Ezibro Networks Ltd. (1)
* 2005/0286,518 Device for enabling intra-edge routing-less premises internet protocol communication and communication method using the same 23 2005
 
JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC. (1)
2010/0226,381 ROUTING FRAMES IN A TRILL NETWORK USING SERVICE VLAN IDENTIFIERS 80 2009
 
Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (1)
7415028 Method and system for optimizing routing table changes due to ARP cache invalidation in routers with split plane architecture 16 2003
 
KDDI CORPORATION (1)
* 2003/0076,845 Data transfer system using mobile IP 2 2002
 
NICIRA, INC. (1)
* 2013/0044,636 DISTRIBUTED LOGICAL L3 ROUTING 66 2012
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
* 2010/0040,072 FRAME SWITCHING DEVICE AND ADDRESS LEARNING METHOD 6 2009
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