On-demand dynamically updated user database and AAA function for high reliability networks

  • US 7,106,702 B2
  • Filed: 05/31/2002
  • Issued: 09/12/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/31/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of maintaining authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) functionality for a wireless communications network having a plurality of nodes which are AAA function capable, said method comprising:

  • (a) selecting two of the plurality of nodes to be active nodes;

    (b) activating the AAA functions of the active nodes;

    (c) monitoring the active nodes to determine if one of the active nodes gets disconnected from the network;

    (d) if one of the active nodes gets disconnected from the network;

    selecting another of the plurality of nodes to become an active node;

    (e) activating the AAA functions of the node selected in step (d); and

    ,(f) informing the plurality of nodes that the node selected in step (d) has its AAA functions activated.

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