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Method to Establish a Network Connection Dynamically

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061341D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Clauson, RA Eveland, RE Freund, TJ Hall, HA Morton, CA [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to permit network connections to self-configure dynamically based on realtime work requests. This method reduces or eliminates human involvement, making the job easier and transparent and less error-prone. The method allocates resources dynamically, permitting them to be allocated only while in use, thus letting scarce resources be used more efficiently. Further, the method permits resources to be used alternately in various configurations to the maximum extent permitted by their physical characteristics and the network capabilities, not limited by a single static configuration. Fig. 1 illustrates a network in which connections are established dynamically in accordance with the method.