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Silvano Gai, Keith McCloghrie, Dinesh G Dutt: Method and apparatus for rapidly reconfiguring computer networks. Cisco Technology, Cesari and McKenna, February 29, 2000: US06032194 (214 worldwide citation)

A method that rapidly reconfigures a computer network having a plurality of devices executing the spanning tree algorithm. First, one or more devices are configured and arranged so that one port, providing connectivity to the root, is in the forwarding state and the remaining ports, providing connec ...


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Silvano Gai, Keith McCloghrie, Dinesh G Dutt: Method and apparatus for rapidly reconfiguring computer networks using a spanning tree algorithm. Cisco Technology, Michael R Reinemann, Cesari and McKenna, March 18, 2003: US06535491 (83 worldwide citation)

A method that rapidly reconfigures a computer network having a plurality of devices executing the spanning tree algorithm. First, one or more devices are configured and arranged so that one port, providing connectivity to the root, is in the forwarding state and the remaining ports, providing connec ...


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Silvano Gai, Keith McCloghrie, Dinesh G Dutt: Method and apparatus for rapidly reconfiguring computer networks. Cisco Technology, Cesari and McKenna, December 7, 2010: US07848264 (13 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a computer network includes: a become_root_primary command is issued to a first router to set an ID so that a spanning tree protocol (STP) selects the first router as a primary root router; a become_root_secondary command is issued to a second router to set an ID so that STP s ...


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Silvano Gai, Keith Mccloghrie, Dinesh G Dutt: Method and apparatus for rapidly reconfiguring computer networks using a spanning tree algorithm. Cesari And Mckenna, October 10, 2002: US20020147800-A1

A method that rapidly reconfigures a computer network having a plurality of devices executing the spanning tree algorithm. First, one or more devices are configured and arranged so that one port, providing connectivity to the root, is in the forwarding state and the remaining ports, providing connec ...