Method and apparatus for managing communications between nodes in a bi-directional ring network

  • US 6,650,618 B1
  • Filed: 07/01/1999
  • Issued: 11/18/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/01/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for managing the access of a node to a bi-directional ring network, the node having a downstream link and an output bandwidth, the method comprising the steps of:

  • a. identifying the node as being part of a congested span;

    b. adjusting the output bandwidth of the node as a function of the congestion in the span.

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