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1. (WO2017036505) REDIRECTION OF SERVICE OR DEVICE DISCOVERY MESSAGES IN SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/036505    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2015/069817
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: H04L 12/18
H04L 12/24
Applicants: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
HECKER, Artur
VAISHNAVI, Ishan
Inventors: HECKER, Artur
VAISHNAVI, Ishan
Title: REDIRECTION OF SERVICE OR DEVICE DISCOVERY MESSAGES IN SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKS
Abstract:
Provided is a method and apparatus for redirecting service or device discovery, SD, messages in a software-defined network, SDN. The SDN comprises a plurality of network nodes, one or more SD serving nodes, and a server. The one or more network nodes of the plurality of network nodes are instructed by the server to redirect received broadcast or multicast SD messages as unicast or multicast SD messages to one or more selected SD serving nodes.