Data network message broadcast arrangement

  • US 5,245,607 A
  • Filed: 03/05/1990
  • Issued: 09/14/1993
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In a network comprising a plurality of nodes interconnected via respective links, an arrangement for transmitting a broadcast message received at a first one of said nodes to at least a second one of said nodes, said first node being a neighbor of said second node, said arrangement comprisingmeans contained in said first node for receiving via an associated one of said links said message, said message being originated by a third one of said nodes, andmeans contained in said first node for transmitting said message to said second node when the number of links between said first and third nodes is less than the number of links between said second and third nodes and is less than the number of links between said third node and any other neighbor of said second node.

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