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Efficient Addressing Scheme for a Logically Superimposed Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052968D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Schaal, WC Shah, AM [+details]

Abstract

This article describes an addressing scheme for a communication network that can serve as a link traffic performance analyzer, a diagnostic tool and a response time measurement tool for an operational user communication network. This network, referred to as a Distributed Communication Network Management (DCNM) network, is a separate and independent network that is able to monitor a user network without disruption to it and causes minimal disruption when employed for diagnostic purposes such as problem determination.