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Dynamically Reconfigurable Logical Ring Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066140D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Lee, RP [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a method and means of reconfiguration of a logical ring network at least one of whose nodes is connectable to a service CPU. The method comprises the steps of (1) detecting the failure of a network element (node or link), (2) communicating the information to the service CPU and calculating a bypass, and (3) reconfiguring the network through the communication of selected control signals connecting some network elements and isolating others.