All-Match Based Complete Redundancy Removal for Packet Classifiers in TCAMs

  title={All-Match Based Complete Redundancy Removal for Packet Classifiers in TCAMs},
  author={Alex X. Liu and Chad R. Meiners and Yun Zhou},
Packet classification is the core mechanism that enables many networking services on the Internet such as firewall packet filtering and traffic accounting. Using Ternary Content Addressable Memories (TCAMs) to perform high-speed packet classification has become the de facto standard in industry. TCAMs classify packets in constant time by comparing a packet with all classification rules of ternary encoding in parallel. Despite their high speed, TCAMs suffer from the well-known interval expansion… CONTINUE READING
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