METHOD FOR HANDLING MULTIPLE SESSION TIMEOUTS
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-16
Consider a high performance task managing simultaneous sequential packet data communica- tions sessions with multiple remote network devices. Such a task requires a method for detecting communication failures with each device indepen- dently. Typically, the detection method involves a session timeout while waiting for a response from one of the devices in which a session is ongoing. The timeout period is generally much longer than the response time. Since, in general, the communi- cation sessions with the devices are not synchro- nized with respect to all devices, the session time- outs must be managed independently with respect to each ongoing session.