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Patent Title: System for managing topology of a network in spanning tree data structure by maintaining link table and parent table in each network node

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US5606669
Issue Date: 02-25-1997
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File Date:05-23-1995

Abstract: A topology manager within a data communication network including a number of nodes interconnected by bi-directional links, wherein each said node is provided with means for dynamically setting and storing within the node a full topology database including full parent-node-relationship references. The system is is capable of fast path determination and fast spanning tree recovery based on the topology database contents.


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