Patent Number: 7,042,838

Title: Method and apparatus for forwarding data in a data communications network

Abstract: A method of forwarding data in a data communications network comprising a plurality of nodes comprises the step of forwarding data according to a forwarding strategy implemented at a forwarding node. Where the implemented strategy comprises a repair strategy to compensate for a change in the network, the method further comprises the step of encapsulating the data in a primary repair encapsulating packet and marking the primary repairing encapsulating packet as repaired.

Inventors: Shand; Ian Michael Charles (Cobham, GB), Bryant; Stewart Frederick (Redhill, GB), Filsfils; Clarence (Brussels, BE), Miles; Kevin George (Reading, GB)

Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.

International Classification: G01R 31/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018