US Patent No. 9,246,820

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING MULTIPLE LOOPBACK LINKS


Patent No. 9,246,820
Issue Date January 26, 2016 
Title Methods And Apparatus For Implementing Multiple Loopback Links
Inventorship Kamal Singh, Bangalore (IN)
Sharath Kumar Kota Rathnamaiah, Bangalore (IN)
Assignee Juniper Networks, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,246,820

1. A non-transitory processor-readable medium storing code representing instructions to be executed by a processor, the code
comprising code to cause the processor to:
receive, at a network device, a data unit having a header portion;
select a route based on the header portion;
modify, based on the route being associated with a tunnel, the data unit to define a tunnel data unit including a tunnel header;
select a loopback link from a plurality of loopback links of a loopback link aggregation group (LAG);
transmit, via the loopback link within the network device, the tunnel data unit; and
send the tunnel data unit via the tunnel based on the tunnel header.