US Patent No. 10,797,900

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF FILTERING CONTROL PLANE DATA


Patent No. 10,797,900
Issue Date October 06, 2020
Title System And Method Of Filtering Control Plane Data
Inventorship Hugh W. Holbrook, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Assignee Arista Networks, Inc., Santa Clara, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,797,900

8. A method to convert an indication from a multicast routing protocol, the method comprising:receiving, at a network element, a multicast routing protocol indication for a multicast group, wherein the multicast group is configured for a set of one or more sources, wherein the one or more sources are not rendezvous points;
converting the indication to a set of one or more source specific routing protocol messages, wherein the converting is not dependent upon any prior protocol message being sent to rendezvous points;
determining a set of one or more network elements for the set of one or more source specific routing protocol messages; and
sending the set of one or more source specific routing protocol messages towards the one or more sources to the set of one or more network elements, wherein the set of one or more source specific routing protocol messages are sent independent of rendezvous points and along a shortest path to the one or more sources.