Optimized fault notification in an overlay mesh network via network knowledge correlation

  • US 6,725,401 B1
  • Filed: 10/26/2000
  • Issued: 04/20/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/26/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method of compensating for network resource failures in a communications network, the method comprising the steps of:

  • a) establishing a set of at least two communications paths across the network between a source node and a destination node, the set of communications paths being at least partially physically diverse;

    b) compiling a path database at the source node including information identifying network resources traversed by each communications path;

    c) monitoring at the source node a status of each path in the set of communications paths; and

    d) load-balancing data traffic across each path in the set of communications paths having an operational status.

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