Global Patent Index - EP 1256198 A1

EP 1256198 A1 2002-11-13 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING DATA BETWEEN DIFFERENT NETWORK DEVICES OVER AN IP NETWORK

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING DATA BETWEEN DIFFERENT NETWORK DEVICES OVER AN IP NETWORK

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM DATENTRANSFER ÜBER EIN IP NETZ ZWISCHEN VERSCHIEDENEN NETZWERKVORRICHTUNGEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF DE TRANSFERT DE DONNEES ENTRE DIFFERENTES UNITES DE RESEAU A TRAVERS UN RESEAU IP

Publication

EP 1256198 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00917881 A

Priority

  • US 0006475 W
  • US 50011900 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0159966A1] A method and apparatus for transferring data between IP devices (115) and SCSI (105) or Fibre Channel FC (110) devices over an IP network (160). The device interfaces may be either SCSI, FC or IP interface such as Gigavit Ethernet. Data is switched between SCSI and IP, FC and IP, or between SCSI and FC. Data can also be switched from SCSI to SCSI, IP to IP, or FC to FC. The port interfaces provide the conversion from the input frame format to an internal frame format, which can be routed within the apparatus. The amount of processing performed by each port interface is dependent on the interface type. The apparatus permits rapid transfer of information packets between interfaces at latency levels meeting the stringent requirements for storage protocols. The configuration control can be applied to each port on a switch, and each switch on the network, via an SNMP or Web-based interface.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04J 3/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 15/177 (2006.01); H04L 12/06 (2006.01); H04L 12/46 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04J 3/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04L 67/1097 (2013.01); H04L 12/06 (2013.01); H04L 69/08 (2013.01); H04L 69/16 (2013.01); H04L 69/161 (2013.01); H04L 69/169 (2013.01); H04J 3/0688 (2013.01); H04L 69/329 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0159966A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0159966 A1 20010816; AU 3878700 A 20010820; EP 1256198 A1 20021113; JP 2004503122 A 20040129

INPADOC legal status


2009-04-15 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20080401

2002-11-13 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020903

2002-11-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-11-13 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL PAYMENT 20020903;LT PAYMENT 20020903;LV PAYMENT 20020903;MK PAYMENT 20020903;RO PAYMENT 20020903;SI PAYMENT 20020903