Dynamically managing the topology of a data network

  • US 6,578,086 B1
  • Filed: 09/27/1999
  • Issued: 06/10/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/27/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A network device comprising:

  • a link state protocol database including a plurality of records, each record including link state information; and

    a controller coupled to the link state protocol database, the controller to dynamically manage an active topology of a network based on network topology information including the link state information provided by an incoming link state protocol data unit including a type field and a link state protocol information field.

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