US Patent No. 10,462,229

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INITIATING AND MAINTAINING SESSIONS BETWEEN ENDPOINTS


Patent No. 10,462,229
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Method And Apparatus For Initiating And Maintaining Sessions Between Endpoints
Inventorship David B. Small, Dublin, CA (US)
Thomas Spencer, IV, Morganville, NJ (US)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,229

10. A method for re-anchoring a transport layer session in a communication network, the method comprising:receiving, by at least one processor, a packet comprising a notification of a transport layer session re-anchor from a peer, the packet having a header with a session identifier field, and a record type field indicating that a payload of the packet comprises transport layer session re-anchor information, wherein the packet is encoded with a session key that was negotiated using a station to station protocol, wherein the transport layer session re-anchor comprises transferring the transport layer session from a first address of the peer to a second address of the peer without tearing down the transport layer session, wherein the first address is assigned by a first access point, wherein the second address is assigned by a second access point;
updating, by the at least one processor, a session management table to include the second address of the peer, wherein the transport layer session re-anchor information comprises the second address of the peer; and
communicating, by the at least one processor, with the peer using the second address.