Method and apparatus for establishing spanning trees

  • US 8,953,499 B2
  • Filed: 05/11/2005
  • Issued: 02/10/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/11/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for establishing a spanning tree in a network comprising a plurality of bridges and a plurality of links, the method comprising:

  • obtaining information comprising at least one of network topology information for at least a portion of the network or network information for at least a portion of the network;

    computing the spanning tree based on at least a portion of the obtained information, wherein the computed spanning tree comprises a plurality of spanning tree segments, wherein each of the spanning tree segments comprises a respective communication path between a respective pair of the bridges of the network;

    setting spanning tree parameters for the computed spanning tree, wherein the spanning tree parameters are adapted for establishing the computed spanning tree within the network; and

    establishing the computed spanning tree within the network by transmitting the spanning tree parameters toward the bridges associated with the spanning tree segments of the computed spanning tree.

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