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A topology manager within a data communication network including a number of nodes interconnected by bi-directional links, wherein each said node is provided with means for dynamically setting and storing within the node a full topology database including full parent-node-relationship references. The system is is capable of fast path determination and fast spanning tree recovery based on the topology database contents.

Title
System for managing topology of a network in spanning tree data structure by maintaining link table and parent table in each network node
Application Number
8/447999
Publication Number
5606669
Application Date
May 23, 1995
Publication Date
February 25, 1997
Inventor
Alain Pruvost
Valauris
FR
Jean Paul Chobert
Carros
FR
Olivier Bertin
Nice
FR
Agent
Gerald R Woods
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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