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Method and apparatus for determining an enforceable policy applicable to one or more network devices. The method includes attaching one or more rule elements to one or more domain elements to create policies, the domain elements representing network devices and groups of network devices, and the rule elements defining actions, a method for determining whether a conflict exists between the polices, and a method for resolving the conflicts to produce one or more enforceable policies.

Title
Policy management and conflict resolution in computer networks
Application Number
450854
Publication Number
5889953
Application Date
March 29, 1996
Publication Date
March 30, 1999
Inventor
Todd Wohlers
Dover
NH, US
Ajay Aggarwal
Somersworth
NH, US
Oliver Ibe
Andover
MA, US
Roger Dev
Durham
NH, US
Steve Sycamore
Nashua
NH, US
Rajiv Malik
Nashua
NH, US
Lundy Lewis
Mason
NH, US
Prasan Kaikini
Cambridge
MA, US
Eric Rustici
Londonderry
NH, US
Walter Scott
Salem
NH, US
Suzanne Thebaut
Amesbury
MA, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C
Assignee
Cabletron Systems
NH, US
IPC
H04L 12/24
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