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We describe a method for solving the joint problem of optimal routing and optimal bandwidth allocation in a network that supports plural subnetworks and plural communication services. Our method involves, for each source-destination pair communicating via a given subnetwork and a given class of service, determining a traffic rate to be offered to each of a set of permissible routes between that source and that destination, in the given subnetwork and service class. Our method further involves allocating a respective bandwidth to each link of each subnetwork. Significantly, the determinations of traffic rate to be offered, and the allocations of bandwidth to respective links of subnetworks, are performed in a mutually responsive manner.

Title
Method for resource allocation and routing in multi-service virtual private networks
Application Number
9/65506
Publication Number
6331986 (B1)
Application Date
April 24, 1998
Publication Date
December 18, 2001
Inventor
Kajamalai Gopalaswamy Ramakrishnan
Berkeley Heights
NJ, US
John A Morrison
New Providence
NJ, US
Debasis Mitra
Summit
NJ, US
Agent
Martin I Finston
US
Assignee
Lucent Technologies
NJ, US
IPC
H04J 3/16
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