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Alignment of optical components using nanomagnets

Embodiments herein include an optical system, an optical component, and an associated method of passive alignment in which complementary magnetic patterns are used to provide passive alignment between optical elements. The magnetic coupling between the magnetic patterns operates to align optical elements in at least two dimensions. The magnetic coupling... Cisco Technology Inc

Device pass-through for virtualized environments

Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for network association to virtualize network devices using device passthrough. In some examples, a system can determine one or more respective configuration parameters associated with one or more network interfaces on the system. Based on the networking information, the system can map the one... Cisco Technology Inc

Cable header

Disclosed are apparatuses including a cable header block with apertures for floating inserts and a cover plate. The cable header block includes an aperture pattern that matches a pattern of connector terminals. The floating inserts fit in the apertures of the cable header block. The cover plate can also include... Cisco Technology Inc

Signature method and system

In one embodiment, a first signature template is received, the first signature template being one of a signature template of a first message or a null template, the first signature template comprising at least the following fields: an aggregation depth field, a message identifier, one of the first message or... Cisco Technology Inc

Orchestration system for migrating user data and services based on user information

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for orchestrating data center resources and user access to data. In some examples, a system can determine, at a first time, that a user will need, at a second time, access to data stored at a first location, from a second location. The system can... Cisco Technology Inc

Resource access control using named capabilities

Aspects of the embodiments are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products embodied at a server managing a resource for providing access to a resource in a distributed network. Embodiments include receiving a request from a client for access to a resource, the request comprising a named capability identifying... Cisco Technology Inc

Analyzing encrypted traffic behavior using contextual traffic data

In one embodiment, a device in a network detects an encrypted traffic flow associated with a client in the network. The device captures contextual traffic data regarding the encrypted traffic flow from one or more unencrypted packets associated with the client. The device performs a classification of the encrypted traffic... Cisco Technology Inc

Managing access to communication sessions with communication identifiers of users and using chat applications

A server is configured to provide a service that manages access to communication sessions supported by at least one communication service and to which user devices connect. The service assigns to users registered with the service respective communication identifiers that the users, and unregistered users of the service, use to... Cisco Technology Inc

Managing access to communication sessions via a web-based collaboration room service

A server is configured to host a web-based collaboration room through which user devices of member users are able to communicate. Each of the member users is assigned a distinct communication identifier. The server generates for display at each of the user devices a selectable start option associated with the... Cisco Technology Inc

Deterministic stream synchronization

In one embodiment, a device in a network identifies a node in the network that is not synchronized to a network time synchronization mechanism. The device determines a scheduled reception time for a particular deterministic traffic flow at which the device is to receive the traffic flow from the node.... Cisco Technology Inc

Distributed consensus in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates distributed consensus in a content centric network. During operation, the system generates, by a coordinator for a plurality of nodes, a first interest that indicates a request to approve a proposed value for a variable. In response to receiving a positive acknowledgment of... Cisco Technology Inc

System and method to facilitate integration of information-centric networking into internet protocol networks

A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include receiving an Internet Protocol (IP) packet at a node; identifying a content semantic for the IP packet; determining whether the IP packet is an IP interest packet or an IP data packet; determining whether content identified in the IP... Cisco Technology Inc

Large scale media switching: reliable transport for long term reference frames

In one embodiment, a device in a network sends a long term reference frame of a video stream to one or more nodes in the network using a reliable transport mechanism. Subsequent to sending the long term reference frame, the device sends a sequence of regular frames of the video... Cisco Technology Inc

System and frequency and time domain downlink inter-cell interference coordination

An example method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving performance metric information from a plurality of small cell radios, wherein the performance metric information includes, at least in part, a number of user equipment that are to be scheduled on a first type and a second type... Cisco Technology Inc

Ethernet magnetics package wire terminations

In one implementation, an apparatus is configured to aid in the manufacturing or assembling of electronic surface mount packages. The apparatus includes a common mode choke base configured to support a common mode choke. The apparatus includes terminal contacts coupled to the common mode choke base. The terminal contacts are... Cisco Technology Inc

Ecmp parent group selection for multidestination traffic in dce/trill networks

Consistent with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods are disclosed for providing per-group ECMP for multidestination traffic in a DCE/TRILL network. Embodiments enable per-group load balancing of multidestination traffic in DCE/L2MP networks by creating a new IS-IS PDU to convey the affinity of the parent node for a... Cisco Technology Inc

Diagnosis and throughput measurement of fibre channel ports in a storage area network environment

An example method for diagnosis and throughput measurement of FC ports in a SAN environment is provided and includes generating, by a control processor at a generator in the SAN, a control packet requesting a link test to be performed with a reflector in the SAN, sending the control packet... Cisco Technology Inc

Estimating time duration of bandwidth availability

In one embodiment, a device in an access network receives network condition data regarding the access network and requested flow characteristic data. The requested flow characteristic data is indicative of one or more flow characteristics requested by one or more subscribers for different periods of time. The device trains a... Cisco Technology Inc

Identifying and using dns contextual flows

In one embodiment, a device in a network captures domain name system (DNS) response data from a DNS response sent by a DNS service to a client in the network. The device captures session data for an encrypted session of the client. The device makes a determination that the encrypted... Cisco Technology Inc

Cache management on high availability routers in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a forwarding device, comprising a plurality of components, including one or more line cards and a supervisor card. An ingress line card receives a content object with a name. In response to determining a distributed storage technique, a selected line card stores the content object in a... Cisco Technology Inc

Network layer transport of video characteristics for use by network function in a service function chain

In one embodiment, a method includes identifying at a network device, a characteristic of a video processed by a video service operating at an application layer, inserting the video characteristic into a header of a packet at the network device, and transmitting the packet on a service function path comprising... Cisco Technology Inc

Audience measurement and feedback system

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving trick-mode start timestamps of trick-mode events performed on a video sequence in end-user devices such that each trick-mode start timestamp is associated with a trick-mode event performed on a video sequence in one end-user device, receiving trick-mode end timestamps of the trick-mode events,... Cisco Technology Inc

System and method to facilitate group reporting of user equipment congestion information in a network environment

A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include receiving load information for a plurality of cells of a Radio Access Network (RAN); determining, for each of a plurality of user equipment (UE) in each cell, identification information for each UE and an Access Point Name (APN) to... Cisco Technology Inc

System and method to facilitate optimized access network selection

An example method is provided in one example embodiment and may include provisioning a user equipment (UE) with a list comprising one or more locations at which the UE is to report its location; reporting a location of the UE when the location is identified in the list; provisioning the... Cisco Technology Inc

Electrical power control and fault protection

A fault processing subsystem of an electronics assembly, senses an alarm state at an output of a first power distribution element of multiple power distribution elements arranged in a hierarchy in the electronics assembly. The first element is at a level of the hierarchy other than the top level, and... Cisco Technology Inc

Hard stop indicator in a collaboration session

A method is described and in one embodiment includes requesting from a calendaring system calendaring information for a participant in an online collaboration session, wherein the calendaring information includes free/busy information for the participant; receiving the requested calendaring information; verifying based on processing of the received calendaring information that the... Cisco Technology Inc

Entity-state relationship correlation

In an example, there is disclosed a logging server computing apparatus, having: a processor; a memory; and a logging engine to: analyze a network; build an entity-state matrix M from an entity vector e and a state vector s; determine that there is a strong correlation between an entity ec... Cisco Technology Inc

Collaboration conversation notification

A method for providing a notification of a conversation post in a digital conversation is implemented on a computing device and includes: presenting at least one conversation post from the digital conversation on a display screen of the computing device, detecting selection of the at least one conversation post for... Cisco Technology Inc

Client address based forwarding of dynamic host configuration protocol response packets

Client address based forwarding of dynamic host configuration protocol response packets may be provided. First, a first relay agent on a first network device may receive a first discovery message associated with a first client device. The first discovery message may include a first discovery message identifier field comprising a... Cisco Technology Inc

Unicast media replication fabric using bit indexed explicit replication

Methods and network devices are disclosed for replication and switching of Internet Protocol (IP) packets in professional media networks. In one embodiment, a method includes encapsulating a unicast IP packet with a packet bit array and forwarding the encapsulated packet via a replication fabric within a network. In this embodiment,... Cisco Technology Inc

Group membership block chain

A system and method for achieving authorization in confidential group communications in terms of an ordered list of data blocks representing a tamper-resistant chronological account of group membership updates. This method permits ad-hoc and decentralized group definition, dynamic and decentralized membership updates, open sharing, tamper resistance, and tracking of membership... Cisco Technology Inc

Security posture scoring

In one embodiment, a method for assessing security posture for entities in a computing, network is implemented On a computing device and includes: receiving behavior data from one or more of the entities, where the behavior data is associated with at least activity on the computing network by the one... Cisco Technology Inc

Challenge-response proximity verification of user devices based on token-to-symbol mapping definitions

An access server communicates with a video conference device and a user device. The access server and the user device may access known mappings, including a default mapping. Each mapping is configured to map between tokens and symbols according to a distinct mapping relationship between the multi-bit tokens and the... Cisco Technology Inc

Packet placement for scalable video coding schemes

Methods and systems for pre-conditioning a video stream are provided herein. For example, an apparatus comprising a memory and one or more processors configured to execute instructions stored in the memory are provided. The instructions: identify packets of a first bitstream in a transport stream, such first bitstream corresponding to... Cisco Technology Inc

Streaming manifest quality control

In one embodiment, a method that receives a manifest for plural encoded representations of a single content stream, each representation fragmented into plural chunks, each representation comprising a different quality level, the manifest listing a plurality of representations, each representation comprising the plural chunks at one of a plurality of... Cisco Technology Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081501

Dynamic user interface of inter-related systems management widgets

Techniques are disclosed for automatically generating a dynamic user interface of inter-related systems management widgets for an application program. In an embodiment, in response to detecting an event, the application program selects a primary widget from multiple widgets to display on the user interface. In response to such selection of... Cisco Technology Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082121

Method and system for content comparison

In one embodiment, a system, apparatus and method are described, the system having at least one storage device for storing a reference video file including a plurality of frames in which an identifiable recognizable object appears, a suspect video file including a plurality of frames in which the identifiable recognizable... Cisco Technology Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083790

Bit indexed explicit replication

Methods, devices and computer readable storage media for performing bit indexed explicit replication (BIER) are disclosed. One embodiment of a method includes receiving, at an ingress node of a network, a data packet comprising a multicast group identifier. This embodiment also includes obtaining, from a group membership table, a bit... Cisco Technology Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083848

3d wireless network monitoring using virtual reality and augmented reality

A method for three dimensional wireless network monitoring that includes receiving endpoint device data at one or more access points and receiving wireless coverage data at the one or more access points. The method further includes transmitting the endpoint device data to a client device, wherein, when the endpoint device... Cisco Technology Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083862

Device mobility in a mesh network

In one embodiment, a device in a network receives a notification from a neighbor of the device indicative of a child node of the device requesting a parent change from the device to the neighbor. The device updates an existing routing path from the device to the child node to... Cisco Technology Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083871

Segment routing techniques

An apparatus and method is disclosed for segment routing (SR). In one embodiment, the method includes a node creating a segment stack that identifies one segment calculated using a first algorithm and a second segment calculated using a second, different algorithm. The node then attaches this header to a packet... Cisco Technology Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083877

System and making optimal routing decisions based on device-specific parameters in a content centric network

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates optimal forwarding decisions based on device-specific routing parameters. During operation, the system receives, from a transmitting device, an advertisement for a name prefix, wherein the advertisement includes route parameters specific to the transmitting device. The system stores the route parameters based on the... Cisco Technology Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084264

Support for variable number of picture buffers in decoded picture buffer

In one method embodiment a method of processing of a bitstream is disclosed. The method may include receiving at a processing device a bitstream comprising a first portion of compressed pictures having a first picture resolution format and a second portion having a second picture resolution format during transmission over... Cisco Technology Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084378

Determining location via current and previous wireless signal attributes

Determining a location of a user device comprises a wireless system supported by wireless access points receiving signals from a user device. The wireless system estimates a location of the user device based on a coarse calculation based on an angle of arrival of the received signal and determines if... Cisco Technology Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084389

Location-based voip functions in a wireless network

A wireless network can include one or more nodes distributed throughout a physical environment. The locations of client devices within the wireless network can be determined based on observing measurements of wireless signals exchanged between the nodes and the client devices. In some example embodiments, the capability of determining location... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074136

Active ac power loss detection

To reduce the rate at which a false alternating current (“AC”) loss alarming signal is generated, but at the same time detect an actual AC loss situation in a timely manner, the disclosed method describes an AC line power loss detection and active verification method. If the AC line input... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074570

Power aware switching using analytics

A method is described and in one embodiment includes, for each of a plurality of outgoing ports of a first network element: collecting data comprising a number of packets arriving the outgoing port and an amount of power consumed by the outgoing port for a first time interval; calculating a... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074906

Adapting resiliency of enterprise object storage systems

Various implementations disclosed herein enable managing a resiliency factor of an object stored in an enterprise object storage system. For example, in various implementations, a method of adjusting a realized resiliency factor of an object based on a target resiliency factor for the object is performed by an ingest entity... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077047

Seamless host mobility

Presented herein are techniques to enable seamless mobility of hosts (endpoints) between disaggregated Ethernet virtual private network (EVPN) domains that are connected with one another by an external network (e.g., a Wide-Area Network (WAN)). In one example, a leaf node in the first domain, which was previously connected to a... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077051

Reroute detection in segment routing data plane

Methods and systems are disclosed for detection of reroute occurrences in segment routing enabled networks. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a first node in a communications network, a test message comprising a header, where the header comprises one or more segment identifiers. This embodiment of the method... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077052

Interest message path steering and multi-path traceroute in information-centric networking

In one embodiment, path routing in a node fabric of an information-centric network (ICN) includes transmitting a request from a source application to an upstream node via node faces of nodes in the node fabric along a path encoded in a Path Steering Value (PSV); and receiving at the source... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077055

Underlay overlay correlation for visibility and debugging

A network device may receive a flow having source information corresponding to a first client device and destination information corresponding to a second client device. A tag may then be created by the network device for the flow based upon the source information and the destination information. Next, the network... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077111

Dynamic media access control address allocation and leasing for wireless network

Presented herein are systems and methods of dynamically allocating and leasing MAC addresses in a wireless network that ensures a unique MAC address is assigned to a computing device. The exemplified systems and methods ensure that the dynamically assigned MAC address is unique for a given network and that the... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077170

Conditional content access

In one embodiment, a method comprises: in response to a request of a user device to access first content, sending a challenge, relating to digital video included in second content, the challenge at least indicative of positions that include a plurality of frames; receiving a response to the challenge, the... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077182

Learning internal ranges from network traffic data to augment anomaly detection systems

In one embodiment, a device in a network receives traffic records indicative of network traffic between different sets of host address pairs. The device identifies one or more address grouping constraints for the sets of host address pairs. The device determines address groups for the host addresses in the sets... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077205

Potential echo detection and warning for online meeting

In one embodiment, a conferencing device detects a potential echo effect between two or more of a plurality of participant devices in an online conference the two or more participant devices being co-located. The conferencing device presents an echo warning to a user interface of a particular one of the... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077580

System and method to provide uplink interference coordination in a network environment

A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include determining for each of one or more macro cell radios, a corresponding set of one or more small cell radios that are under a coverage area of each of the one or more macro cell radios, wherein each corresponding... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077677

Distributed network black box using crowd-based cooperation and attestation

Presented herein are techniques for obtaining pertinent information from a network upon detection of an anomaly by receiving, at a first network node, configuration information sufficient to establish a data collection policy for the network node, capturing data, on the first network node, in accordance with the data collection policy... Cisco Technology Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077742

Random media access control address collision detection and avoidance for wireless network

Presented herein are systems and methods to detect and avoid MAC-address collision of a dynamic MAC address (also referred to herein as a “dynamically assignable MAC address” or a “dynamically allocated MAC address”) that is temporarily assigned to a network device in a wireless network. The systems and methods ensure... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067683

Dynamic packet buffers with consolidation of low utilized memory banks

Provided are a method, a non-transitory computer-readable storage device and an apparatus for managing use of a shared memory buffer that is partitioned into multiple banks and that stores incoming data received at multiple inputs in accordance with a multi-slice architecture. A particular bank is allocated to a corresponding slice.... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067886

Back channel support for systems with split lane swap

Example embodiments may include a method for configuring an interface that includes determining information for a configuration of an interface of a first device including a plurality of SERDES slices having a plurality of connections to a second device over the interface; and configuring a back channel layer associated with... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069311

Switchable, oscillating near-field and far-field antenna

Disclosed is a system and method of a switchable, oscillating near-field and far-field antenna that may be used in access control systems. A controller is coupled to a transceiver, wherein the transceiver comprises an antenna module that includes both a near-field antenna and a far-field antenna. The near-field antenna is... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069716

Group bundling priority dissemination through link-state routing protocol in a network environment

A method is provided in one example and includes assigning a virtual switch identifier to a group of a plurality of switches in which each of the plurality of switches is configured with a redundancy protocol. The method further includes configuring a redundancy protocol priority value for each the plurality... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069754

Managing virtual port channel switch peers from software-defined network controller

Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for configuring a virtual port channel (VPC) domain. The disclosed technology involves determining that a first switch and a second switch are connected in a VPC domain, determining that the first switch is in a primary role, and determining a unique identifier for the... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069757

System and automatically detecting and configuring server uplink network interface

A system and a method for automatically detecting and configuring server uplink network interfaces in a network environment. An exemplary method includes receiving a discovery packet from a network element on a network interface of a server connected to the network element; evaluating the discovery packet to determine whether the... Cisco Technology Inc

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03/08/18 / #20180069775

Just-in-time identification of slow drain devices in a fibre channel network

One embodiment is a method and includes periodically polling a plurality of interface counters associated with each of an edge port and an Inter-Switch Link (“ISL”) port of a first fibre channel (“FC”) switch, wherein a target device is connected to the edge port of the first FC switch, and... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069783

Hardware percentile latency measurement

The subject technology addresses the need in the art for directly measuring a maximum latency number with respect to a percentile of network traffic, which a network operator may utilize as an performance indication or metric. Given a traffic percentile, a tracking algorithm in accordance with embodiments described herein may... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069805

Fast fail-over using tunnels

Various systems and methods for performing fast fail-over. For example, one method involves electing a first node as a designated forwarder node and electing a second node as a backup designated forwarder node, where the designated forwarder node is used to forward at least a first packet to a downstream... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069809

Computer network control for application instantiation

An application switch instantiates two application-side network service instances for the same application. Each network service instance is characterized by a common Internet Protocol (IP) address, a common Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model layer 2 (L2) media access control (MAC) address, and a unique (for the application) supplemental L2... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069879

Smart home security system

In one embodiment, a system is described, the system including a network gateway in communication with a plurality of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) servers, a household behavior model processor which models a household behavior model based at least on expected usage of each of a plurality of OEM network appliances,... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070050

Participant selection bias for a video conferencing display layout based on gaze tracking

A method is disclosed and in one embodiment includes presenting to a user a display layout associated with a video conferencing session, the display layout comprising a plurality of images of participants in the video conferencing session, wherein each of the participants is assigned to a layout category; accumulating gaze... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070269

Resource reservation on networks comprising wireless and wired segments

Described in an example embodiment is an end-to-end admission control system that allows any rich media application to secure admission control in an environment where there are mixed wireless and wired segments in the network. In particular embodiments, the system includes the integration of Add Traffic Stream (ADDTS) and Resource... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070295

Best next access point list

For each one of a plurality of subsequent access points, a respective quantity of client devices that roam from a current access point to each of the respective plurality of subsequent access points may be determined. Then, for each one of the plurality of subsequent access points based on the... Cisco Technology Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070379

Dominating set identification for path computation based on repeating a transmission within randomized contention interval

In one embodiment, a method comprises: receiving, by a network device in a data network, a wireless data packet containing new data; responding to the wireless data packet, by the network device, by initiating a prescribed randomized collision avoidance method requiring the network device to first wait at least a... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060057

Containerized upgrade in operating system level virtualization

Utilizing several passes of a token among the operating system level virtualization applications (OSLVAs) running on each of an ordered list of nodes selectively upgrade user applications in specific containers after determining that each OSVLA hosting a container to be upgraded is live. A failed liveness check can cause a... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060208

Automatic classification and parallel processing of untested code in a protected runtime environment

A system is provided to run new code modules safely in a duplicative, protected environment without affecting the code modules that are already trusted to be on the system. The system receives a new code module that validates operational data of a computing device, and instantiates a new, parallel execution... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060559

Disposition engine for single sign on (sso) requests

Systems and methods are described for evaluating disposition of an SSO request. In one example, the method includes receiving the SSO request, the SSO request for accessing a secure service, the request having been denied authorization to access a first service, determining, based upon one or more criteria, where to... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062924

Recommending configurations for client networking environment based on aggregated cloud managed information

Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for recommending configurations for a client networking environment based on aggregated cloud managed information. A cloud network management device can receive a first set of infrastructure specifications describing a first client networking environment. The cloud network management device can determine a set... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062930

Bandwidth management in a non-blocking network fabric

In one embodiment, a method includes discovering at a network controller, a topology and link capacities for a network, the network controller in communication with a plurality of spine nodes and leaf nodes, the link capacities comprising capacities for links between the spine nodes and the leaf nodes, identifying at... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062940

Control of network nodes in computer network systems

Installing on a node of a computer network, an agent of a network system. The installed agent receives a network task via the network. The network task involves a second node of the network. The receiving agent generates a probe implementing the task and targeted to the second node. Either... Cisco Technology Inc

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03/01/18 / #20180062944

Api rate limiting for cloud native application

A method is described and in one embodiment includes intercepting an API call destined for an application executing on a host server; accessing a Service Level Agreement (“SLA”) profile for the application, wherein the SLA indicates performance guarantees for the application; determining resource utilization for the host server and resource... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062950

Network traffic monitoring and classification

Presented herein are network traffic/flow monitoring techniques for identifying a primary/core domain that is representative of the service being accessed by a series/set of network flows, and grouping networking traffic flows that result from the user's accessing of the core domain. In one example, a plurality of core domains each... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062962

Identifying sources of packet drops in a service function chain environment

Embodiments are directed to a service function configured to receive, from a service function forwarder, a data packet comprising a bit field to indicate that a packet drop is to be monitored; apply a policy for the data packet; determine that the data packet is to be dropped based on... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062984

Network services across non-contiguous subnets of a label switched network separated by a non-label switched network

In a first enclave of a label switching network (LSN), a protocol data unit (PDU) of the LSN is formatted to include a network service field specifying a service to be applied to the PDU. The service field can be positioned between PDU data link layer and network layer fields.... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062990

Efficient path detection and validation between endpoints in large datacenters

In response to a path monitoring task for a particular source/destination pair, a network controller determines whether stored information includes paths for the particular source/destination pair. When the stored information includes paths for the particular source/destination pair, a subset of source ports is selected that covers all the paths for... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062991

Deterministic controller-based path query

The subject technology relates to methods for identifying network routes. In some aspects, the method can include steps for transmitting a first query to a network controller, the first query identifying a destination node for a traffic flow routed by the first network node, wherein the first query is configured... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062994

Virtualized path identifier providing generic descriptors for reaching a destination using an identified path determination method

In one embodiment, a method comprises: acquiring a data structure containing a virtualized path identifier, the virtualized path identifier specifying a path determination method and a destination identifier that identifies a destination that is reachable according to the path determination method; determining in a route method database based on the... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063003

Policy enforcement for upstream flood traffic

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for enforcing policy for upstream (e.g., traffic from an endpoint to the physical network layer or hardware fabric of a data center) flood traffic (e.g., broadcast, unknown unicast, or multicast traffic) originating from a virtual endpoint via a network fabric. In one embodiment,... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063004

Fibre channel fabric slow drain mitigation

Presented herein are priority route based techniques for mitigation of slow drain devices in a Fibre Channel (FC) fabric comprising a plurality of FC switches. In accordance with examples presented herein, a first FC switch in a FC fabric receives an indication that a first computing device attached to the... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063018

System and managing chained services in a network environment

An example method is provided in one example embodiment and may include configuring a measurement indication for a packet; forwarding the packet through a service chain comprising one or more service functions; recording measurement information for the packet as it is forwarded through the service chain; and managing capacity for... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063024

Transparent and efficient multi-destination tcp communications based on bit indexed explicit replication

Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for multi-destination TCP communications using bit indexed explicit replication (BIER). In some examples, a system can generate a TCP packet associated with a TCP session involving a set of destination devices, and encode an array of bits into the TCP packet to yield a... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063025

Infrastructure aware adaptive resource allocation

Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for infrastructure aware adaptive resource allocation. A resource manager can receive a request to allocate a first container instance in a network. The resource manager can determine a set of candidate computing nodes in the network that are capable of hosting the... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063030

Queue protection using a shared global memory reserve

The subject technology relates to the management of a shared buffer memory in a network switch. Systems, methods, and machine readable media are provided for receiving a data packet at a first network queue from among a plurality of network queues, determining if a fill level of a queue in... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063073

Endpoint device identification based on determined network behavior

In one embodiment, a method comprises detecting, by a network device, an endpoint device attempting to access a data network via a data link; and generating, by the network device, a unique device signature for identifying the endpoint device based on the network device identifying a sequence of link layer... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063075

Topology-aware addressing for reconfigurable networks

In one embodiment, an addressing agent determines a logical static IP addressing scheme for a computer network, the addressing scheme shared with an application server and defining a static mapping of IP addresses to particular types of application-based devices that are managed by the application server in particular physical locations... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063085

Automatic firewall configuration based on aggregated cloud managed information

Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for automatic firewall configuration based on aggregated cloud managed information. A cloud management device can determine, based on security event data received from a first set of client computing environments, that a security attack detected on at least one client computing environment... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063107

Secure captcha test

In one embodiment, a system including a processor to run a web browser application and a CAPTCHA challenge application, wherein the web browser application is operative when run to retrieve and present a web page of a website, obtain a request from the website requesting performance of a CAPTCHA challenge... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063161

Rapid, targeted network threat detection

Rapidly detecting network threats with targeted detectors includes, at a computing device having connectivity to a network, determining features of background network traffic. Features are also extracted from a particular type of network threat. A characteristic of the particular type of network threat that best differentiates the features of the... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063163

Learning indicators of compromise with hierarchical models

Presented herein are techniques for classifying devices as being infected with malware based on learned indicators of compromise. A method includes receiving at a security analysis device, traffic flows from a plurality of entities destined for a plurality of users, aggregating the traffic flows into discrete bags of traffic, wherein... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063168

Automatic detection of network threats based on modeling sequential behavior in network traffic

A computer-implemented data processing method comprises: executing a recurrent neural network (RNN) comprising nodes each implemented as a Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) cell and comprising links between nodes that represent outputs of LSTM cells and inputs to LSTM cells, wherein each LSTM cell implements an input layer, hidden layer and... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063174

Illegitimate typosquatting detection with internet protocol information

Detecting illegitimate typosquatting with Internet Protocol (IP) information includes, at a computing device having connectivity to a network, obtaining a list of domains and filtering the list to generate a list of monitored domain strings. IP information is passively determined for domains associated with each of the monitored domain strings.... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063207

Techniques for implementing telephone call back for a multimedia conferencing platform

A method is described and in one embodiment includes receiving a request to participate in a web-based conferencing session using an IP phone, wherein the web-based conferencing session is hosted by a server; establishing an encrypted connection to the server; requesting network routing information for the IP phone from a... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063216

Policy-based payload delivery for transport protocols

Information describing a rule to be applied to a traffic stream is received at an edge network device. The traffic stream is received at the edge network device. A schema is applied to the traffic stream at the edge network device. It is determined that a rule triggering condition has... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063261

Predictive resource preparation and handoff for vehicle-to-infrastructure systems

In one embodiment, a prediction agent process collects travel information of a vehicle, and determines a profile of the vehicle, the profile indicative of one or more real-time resource requirements of the vehicle. The prediction agent process also predicts a path of the vehicle based on the travel information, and... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063422

Dynamic deployment of executable recognition resources in distributed camera devices

In one embodiment, a method comprises: identifying a deployment context for execution within one or more distributed camera devices in a distributed camera system, the deployment context including video recognition requirements relative to available capacity in the one or more distributed camera devices; determining an optimized executable recognition resource for... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063562

Packet reordering system

In one embodiment, a method for reordering video packets from a multiplexed video bitstream is implemented on a computing device and includes: defining a current program identifier (PID), receiving the video packets, where each of the video packets is associated with an associated PID and a next-PID indication, for each... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063690

Detection of nearby points of interest

Particular embodiments described herein provide for a communication system that can be configured for receiving, at an electronic device, data related to one or more wireless access points visible to the electronic device, communicating the data related to the one or more wireless access points to a network element, and... Cisco Technology Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063797

Power over wireless energy recharge (power)

In one embodiment, a device in a wireless network receives a request from a node in the network requesting electrical power. The device determines one or more power transmission parameters for the node. The device determines a power transmission schedule for the node. The device sends wireless network communications to... Cisco Technology Inc








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