Leaving a broadcast channel

  • US 6,732,147 B1
  • Filed: 07/31/2000
  • Issued: 05/04/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of disconnecting a first computer from a second computer, the first computer and the second computer being connected to a broadcast channel, said broadcast channel forming an m-regular graph where m is at least 3, the method comprising:

  • when the first computer decides to disconnect from the second computer, the first computer sends a disconnect message to the second computer, said disconnect message including a list of neighbors of the first computer; and

    when the second computer receives the disconnect message from the first computer, the second computer broadcasts a connection port search message on the broadcast channel to find a third computer to which it can connect in order to maintain an m-regular graph, said third computer being one of the neighbors on said list of neighbors.

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