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A feedback-based adaptive network is described wherein at least a portion of the network elements report operating information relating to network conditions to a centralized data store. The information which is reported to the data store is analyzed by a policy engine which includes a plurality of application specific plug-in policies for analyzing selected information from the data store and for computing updated control information based upon the analysis of the information. The updated control information is fed back to selected network elements to thereby affect operation of the selected elements. Additionally the adaptive, feedback-based network of the present invention may include a network quality monitoring system for evaluating performance characteristics or other aspects of the network based upon predetermined standards or criteria.

Title
Technique for providing dynamic modification of application specific policies in a feedback-based, adaptive data network
Application Number
9/342341
Publication Number
6765864 (B1)
Application Date
June 29, 1999
Publication Date
July 20, 2004
Inventor
Leo Pereira
Fremont
CA, US
Vipin Rawat
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Hsuan Chung Lee
Cupertino
CA, US
Andrew G Harvey
Pleasanton
CA, US
Shankar Natarajan
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Beyer Weaver & Thomas
US
Assignee
Cisco Technology
CA, US
IPC
G01R 31/08
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