Juniper Networks Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA, United States

Juniper Networks Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
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Juniper Networks Inc. | Date: 2016-01-29

A device may transmit, to one or more network devices of a portion of a network, information indicating that the device is configured to perform a static designated forwarder election procedure. The device may determine that the one or more network devices of the portion of the network are each configured to perform the static designated forwarder election procedure. The device may enable a static designated forwarder configuration of the device based on determining that the one or more network devices of the portion of the network are each configured to perform the static designated forwarder election procedure.


In some embodiments, a system includes a set of servers, a set of switches within a switch fabric, and an optical device. The optical device is operatively coupled to the set of servers via a first set of optical fibers. Each server from the set of servers is associated with at least one wavelength from a set of wavelengths upon connection to the optical device. The optical device is operatively coupled to each switch from a set of switches via an optical fiber from a second set of optical fibers. The optical device, when operative, wavelength demultiplexes optical signals received from each switch from the set of switches, and sends, for each wavelength from the set of wavelengths, optical signals for that wavelength to the server from the set of servers.


Patent
Juniper Networks Inc. | Date: 2017-05-17

A device may transmit, to one or more network devices of a portion of a network, information indicating that the device is configured to perform a static designated forwarder election procedure. The device may determine that the one or more network devices of the portion of the network are each configured to perform the static designated forwarder election procedure. The device may enable a static designated forwarder configuration of the device based on determining that the one or more network devices of the portion of the network are each configured to perform the static designated forwarder election procedure.


Techniques are described for enhancements to multicast Label Distribution Protocol (mLDP) to support multicast only fast re-route (MoFRR) over a remote loop free alternate (RLFA) backup path. An egress router is configured to generate a modified mLDP control message to signal the RLFA backup path in which an address of a RLFA node is included in an LSPRoot field and an address of an ingress router is included in an opaque data field. In addition, the RLFA node of the RLFA backup path is configured to recognize that it is identified in the LSPRoot field of the modified mLDP control message, and, in response, look up the ingress router identified in the opaque data field of the modified mLDP control message. The RLFA node is further configured to send an mLDP control message that includes the address of the ingress router in the LSPRoot field towards the ingress router.


In some embodiments, an apparatus includes an optical transceiver that includes a first set of electrical transmitters operatively coupled to a switch. Each electrical transmitter from the first set of electrical transmitters is configured to transmit an electrical signal from a set of electrical signals. In such embodiments, the switch is configured to switch an electrical signal from the set of electrical signals such that the set of electrical signals are transmitted via a second set of electrical transmitters. Each electrical transmitter from the second set of electrical transmitters is operatively coupled to an optical transmitter from a set of optical transmitters. The set of optical transmitters is operatively coupled to an optical multiplexer. In such embodiments, at least one electrical transmitter from the second set of electrical transmitters is associated with a failure within the optical transceiver.


Patent
Juniper Networks Inc. | Date: 2017-04-05

Techniques are described for enhancements to Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) to support multicast only fast re-route (MoFRR) over a remote loop free alternate (RLFA) backup path in a network. This disclosure describes a modified PIM control message having a new PIM message type and an additional field to indicate an address of a RLFA network device in the RLFA backup path. According to techniques of this disclosure, network devices along the RLFA backup path are configured to forward the modified PIM control message toward the RLFA network device instead of toward a source of a requested multicast group. When the RLFA network device receives the modified PIM control message, the RLFA network device is configured to forward a conventional PIM control message towards the source of the requested multicast group. In this way, PIM can be used to provide MoFRR over a RLFA backup path.


The disclosed computer-implemented method for forwarding network traffic using minimal Forwarding Information Bases (FIBs) may include (1) identifying a Routing Information Base (RIB) that includes a set of routes that define paths to destinations both inside and outside a network and then (2) creating a FIB that includes a subset of active routes whose size is below a size threshold by (A) importing, from the set of routes within the RIB, (I) internal routes that define paths to destinations inside the network, (II) high-traffic external routes that define paths to destinations outside the network, and (III) a default route that defines a path to a default node that facilitates resolution of traffic that does not match any of the internal or high-traffic external routes and (B) excluding, from the FIB, low-traffic external routes that define paths to destinations outside the network. Various other methods, systems, and apparatuses are also disclosed.


The disclosed computer-implemented method for preventing tromboning in inter-subnet traffic within data center architectures may include (1) detecting, at a leaf node of a data center, a route advertisement that advertises a route to a spine node of another data center that interfaces with the data center, (2) identifying, at the leaf node, an IP identifier of the spine node included in the route advertisement, (3) determining, at the leaf node, that the route corresponds to the spine node based at least in part on the IP identifier identified in the route advertisement, and then in response to determining that the route corresponds to the spine node, (4) rejecting the route to the spine node at the leaf node such that the leaf node does not learn the route to the spine node. Various other methods, systems, and apparatuses are also disclosed.


Patent
Juniper Networks Inc. | Date: 2017-09-27

An example network system includes a layer two (L2) device and a layer three (L3) device. The L2 device includes a control unit is configured to determine a preferred network path from a first L2 network in which the L2 device resides to an intermediate L3 network in which the L3 device resides that couples the first L2 network to a second L2 network having a second L2 device. The control unit includes a management endpoint (MEP) module. The MEP module executes an operations, administration, and management (OAM) protocol to monitor the first L2 network and output an L2 frame in accordance with the OAM protocol to the L3 device to notify the L3 device that it is within the preferred network path. A MEP module of the L3 device executes an OAM protocol that outputs L2 frames to the L2 device indicating the status of the L3 network.


Patent
Juniper Networks Inc. | Date: 2017-09-27

A device receives distances between an access point, located on a floor of a building, and other access points located on the same floor, and determines, based on the distances, relative location information associated with the access point, where the relative location information provides a location of the access point relative to the other access points. The device also determines, using a triangulation method, an actual location of the access point based on the relative location information. The device further maps the actual location of the access point to a floor plan of the floor, and displays the floor plan with the mapped actual location of the access point.

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