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1. (WO2017156908) METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FORWARDING PACKET

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156908    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2016/086739
Publication Date: Fri Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Jun 23 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04L 12/24
Applicants: ZTE CORPORATION
中兴通讯股份有限公司
Inventors: CAI, Liyong
蔡立勇
XU, Yuzhi
许煜芝
YANG, Zeming
杨泽明
Title: METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FORWARDING PACKET
Abstract:
Disclosed are a method and device for forwarding a packet. The method comprises: obtaining, during the process of forwarding a first packet, a software acceleration entry recorded for modifying attribute information of the first packet; obtaining, within a first predetermined period of time after the first packet is forwarded, a first quantity of second packets to be forwarded that satisfy the software acceleration entry; configuring, according to the first quantity, a hardware acceleration entry for the second packets to be forwarded; and forwarding, according to the hardware acceleration entry, the second packets to be forwarded. The method and device implement the collaboration of software and hardware, and can greatly improve the gateway performance, satisfy the performance requirements of gateway products, and reduce hardware costs by extracting the feature information of packets, configuring a hardware acceleration entry, modifying and forwarding the packets by using a packet processor.