05926463 is referenced by 265 patents and cites 4 patents.

A method and apparatus for viewing a configuration of a computer network by polling a plurality of switches and routers present in the network to obtain copies of information stored in databases on the switches and routers. The present invention determines from this combined database is the status of the links, switches and routers, as well as uses software tools to determine the status of the network and its devices. The devices are then graphically displayed according to physical connectivity and status. Each status being displayed differently.

Title
Method and apparatus for viewing and managing a configuration of a computer network
Application Number
8/943769
Publication Number
5926463
Application Date
October 6, 1997
Publication Date
July 20, 1999
Inventor
Jing Xiang
Westford
MA, US
Peter J Sulc
Pepperall
MA, US
William Nelson
Auburn
MA, US
James Emken
Arlington
MA, US
Robert A Ciampa
Andover
MA, US
Darryl Black
Merrimack
NH, US
Konstantinos Baryiames
Merrimack
NH, US
Michael J Ahearn
Gorham
ME, US
Agent
McGlew and Tuttle
Assignee
3Com Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H04L 12/56
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