Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Information Technology
Information Technology
Distributed, Packet-Mediated, Packet Routing
WARF: P200091US01

Inventors: Loris D'Antoni, Srinivasa Akella, Kausik Subramanian

The Invention
A network switch holds a routing table and a network topology table so that when a link failure is detected at the network switch, the network switch may independently reroute a packet intended for that failed link using the network topology table. This processing can be performed in the data plane at a speed that can eliminate dropped packets. Intercommunication with a central controller is not required and intercommunication with other network switches may be accomplished through data plane communication by embedding the link failure information in the affected packet.
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