07080161 is referenced by 32 patents and cites 145 patents.

Network architectures and protocols to support enhancements to the decision making process of standard routing protocols are described. Embodiments allow decisions to be exchanged between networks, or autonomous systems, about which internetwork paths have been chosen for outbound traffic. Some embodiments of the invention allow information about the measured performance of internetwork paths to be exchanged between autonomous systems. Embodiments allow additional policy information to be communicated between networks, including but not limited to information about why local policy decisions have been made; requests of policies from remote networks; performance information about particular paths; and informational status. Such information may be exchanged dynamically between networks.

Title
Routing information exchange
Application Number
9/903441
Publication Number
7080161 (B2)
Application Date
July 10, 2001
Publication Date
July 18, 2006
Inventor
Herbert S Madan
Tiburon
CA, US
Omar C Baldonado
Palo Alto
CA, US
James G McGuire
San Francisco
CA, US
Sean P Finn
Belmont
CA, US
Michael A Lloyd
San Carlos
CA, US
John G Leddy
Marblehead
MA, US
Agent
Haverstock & Owens
Assignee
Avaya Technology
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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