Efficient Addressing Scheme for a Logically Superimposed Network
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
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.