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A self-configuring network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007386D
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

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Abstract

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ID 604074

In a self-configuring network, like for example IEEE 1394 or USB, certain events,

such as the addition or removal of a device, trigger a re-configuration of the network.

Following a re-configuration, certain aspects of the network, like for example the

logical topology, may have changed. Such changes can affect the operation of other

devices in the network or the network as a whole. Because devices take part in the reconfiguration

autonomously, it is often difficult to predict the exact behavior of the

devices and the network.

A test and development tool (software application) is proposed which captures and

stores the configuration data of the network each time it changes, allowing analysis of

the cause/effect of configuration changes.

Disclosed Anonymously