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This is a method for dynamic and distributed management of Virtual Path Connections (VPCs) in a hierarchical ATM network. VPC parameters, including VPC type (heterogeneous or homogeneous), source node characteristics, end-to-end VPC constraints (GoS and QoS), and the number of on-demand connections to be supported, are determined or specified. Network resources, such as bandwidth and buffer size availability, are also determined. The parameters and information relating to the network resources are sent to a connection server that computes an optimal physical route for the VPC, allocates resources along the computed route, and notifies switches along the route of the new allocation of resources. The switches then change their respective configurations to accommodate the new allocation.

Title
Virtual path management in hierarchical ATM networks
Application Number
8/852892
Publication Number
6304549 (B1)
Application Date
May 8, 1997
Publication Date
October 16, 2001
Inventor
Malathi Veeraraghavan
Monmouth
NJ, US
Santhanam Srinivasan
Monmouth
NJ, US
Assignee
Lucent Technologies
NJ, US
IPC
H04L 12/28
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