Patent Number: 6,298,456

Title: Runtime detection of network loops

Abstract: Runtime detection of network loops is performed. It is detected when for anetwork segment a ratio of duplicate packets to total packets exceeds afirst predetermined threshold. Also it is detected when traffic load onthe network segment exceeds a second predetermined threshold. When theratio of duplicate packets to total packets exceeds the firstpredetermined threshold and the traffic load on the network segmentexceeds the second predetermined threshold, a network loop has beendetected.

Inventors: O'Neil; Douglas E. (Auburn, CA), McGuire; Robert Michael (Roseville, CA)

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Expiration Date: 10/02/2013