Snapshot routing with route aging

  • US 6,097,718 A
  • Filed: 01/02/1996
  • Issued: 08/01/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/02/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for routing messages in a network, comprising the steps offollowing a routing protocol, said routing protocol comprising transmitting updated connectivity information between routers and aging a route in a routing table;

  • making a first determination whether to transmit said updated connectivity information between routers, and transmitting said updated connectivity information responsive to said first determination wherein said first determination to transmit is synchronized between routers;

    making a second determination independent of said first determination whether to age said route, and aging said route responsive to said second determination.

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