06073176 is referenced by 71 patents and cites 19 patents.

A stack group bidding protocol (SGBP) establishes systems as members of a stack group connected together through one or more networks. When an event, such as establishment of a point-to-point link, occurs on one of the systems, a bid request is sent to each stack group member. Each stack group member then bids for the event. The bid is based on dynamic bid weighting criteria that varies depending on the computation capacity of the member at the time the bid request is initiated. A multichassis multilink PPP (MLP) protocol utilizes the SGBP to conduct multilink PPP sessions for links that either originate or terminate on different physical systems. A L2F forwarding protocol is used in combination with multichassis MLP to forward the links from one system to another system and offers location transparency.

Title
Dynamic bidding protocol for conducting multilink sessions through different physical termination points
Application Number
687973
Publication Number
6073176
Application Date
April 30, 1997
Publication Date
June 6, 2000
Inventor
Shoou Jiah Yiu
Los Altos
CA, US
Andrew J Valencia
San Mateo
CA, US
Pokman Perry Leung
Fremont
CA, US
Andrew G Harvey
Pleasanton
CA, US
Ashwin Baindur
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Marger Johnson et al
Assignee
Cisco Technology
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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