Apparatus and method for analyzing the effect of adding a user group to a computer network

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  • US 6,546,424 B1
  • Filed: 12/03/1998
  • Issued: 04/08/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/03/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of analyzing the effect of adding a user group to a network having a maximum network characteristic, the user group requiring a minimum of the network characteristic across the network, the minimum of the network characteristic of the user group being defined by group minimum network characteristic data, the method comprisingmonitoring data flow in the network over a selected time interval to produce network characteristic flow data;

  • combining the group minimum network characteristic data with the network characteristic flow data to produce combined network characteristic data;

    producing a reconfiguration message if the combined network characteristic data is not compatible with the maximum network characteristic of the network, the reconfiguration message providing information relating to reconfiguring the network to facilitate the addition of the user group to the network; and

    wherein the reconfiguration message includes information indicating that the group minimum network characteristic data can be maintained if the user group is operated on the network at no times other than during one or more specified time intervals.

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