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Transparent addressing mechanism in a redundant network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010657D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jan-07
Document File: 3 page(s) / 16K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method for transparently addressing multi-homed controller host in redundant networks is described. The transparency is considered of prime concern for applications that communicate among these controllers. The method defines a new form of virtual addresses that abstract from IP addresses of subject controllers. The method also applies to redundancy concepts for these controllers.