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A Method of Dynamically Adding Customers in a Web Hosting Infrastructure Without Touching the Core Switches

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015616D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

We disclose a method of using Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol to dynamically add customers in a web hosting infrastructure. The advantage of this method is that customers may be added without the core switches been touched. A web hosting infrastructure typically consists of core switches and distribution switches as seen in the following diagram. OSPF Area 0 OSPF Area 1 Core-1 Core-2