05758052 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 16 patents.

A distributed network management system for managing redundant global network control points. The network management system allows candidate control points to determine which is primary and which are alternates, initializes the primary and alternate control points, synchronizes global data, and manages client interaction with the control points. The control points negotiate primary status by establishing a named resource in each processor and by testing for the lowest network address in each active processor. In addition, each client workstation determines which of the candidate control points is primary by interrogation. Client processes detect primary control point failures and switch the alternate control point to primary status.

Title
Network management method using redundant distributed control processors
Application Number
7/771063
Publication Number
5758052
Application Date
October 2, 1991
Publication Date
May 26, 1998
Inventor
Caryl Marlene Rahn
Waterbury
CT, US
Paul Melvin Mayer
Middlebury
CT, US
Colette Anne Mastrangelo
Danbury
CT, US
David Andrew Glowny
Naugatuck
CT, US
Agent
W A Kinnaman Jr
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 11/00
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