US Patent No. 10,659,362

TRAFFIC FORWARDING IN LARGE-SCALE NETWORKS


Patent No. 10,659,362
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Traffic Forwarding In Large-scale Networks
Inventorship Sriram Sellappa, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Eswaran Baskaran, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Assignee Arista Networks, Inc., Santa Clara, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,659,362

1. A method for traffic forwarding in a network, comprising:matching a destination IP (Internet protocol) address (DIP) of a packet, in a forwarding information base (FIB) table to point to a next-hop group for the packet, in a first matching operation;
redirecting the packet to a differing next-hop group, responsive to matching each of the next-hop group for the packet and a field of the packet in a second matching operation, wherein the field marks the packet as belonging to a class of service; and
routing the packet to a next node, in accordance with the next-hop group or the differing next-hop group as determined for the packet.