IJCTT-International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology
Packet classification is a vital and complicated task as the processing of packets should be done at a specified line speed. In order to classify a packet as belonging to a particular flow or set of flows, network nodes must perform a search over a set of filters using multiple fields of the packet as the search key. Hence the matching of packets should be much faster and simpler for quick processing and classification. A hardware accelerator or a classifier has been proposed here using a modified version of the HyperCuts packet classification algorithm.