George Manuelian - Mountain View CA, US
Vince Mammoliti - Mississauga, CA
Charles Yager - Cupertino CA, US
Kumar Reddy - San Jose CA, US
Megan Minghua Bao - Palo Alto CA, US
Ramesh R - Nelamangala, IN
Cisco Technology, Inc. - San Jose CA
New virtual circuits (VCs) may be configured by a router as they are brought up, eliminating any need for preconfiguration. Specific ports may be set up to autoconfigure (and certain ports may be excluded for security or other reasons). When a packet from an unconfigured VC arrives, the router may then determine if the source VC it is a valid VC, such as whether it is in a valid range and unique to the interface. The Operating System may then send a message configuring the VC once it has been determine it is valid. The configuration used may be one that is part of a standard template. The next time a packet comes in from the VC, it may then be handled in accordance with the template.