Patent Number: 7,535,911

Title: System and method for determining the physical topology of a network having multiple subnets

Abstract: A system for, and method of, determining a physical topology of a network having multiple subnets. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a skeleton path initializer that uses addressing information from elements in the network to develop a collection of skeleton paths of direct physical connections between labeled ones of the elements, the skeleton paths traversing multiple of the subnets and (2) a skeleton path refiner, coupled to the skeleton path initializer, that refines the collection by inferring, from the direct physical connections and path constraints derived therefrom, other physical connections in the skeleton paths involving unlabeled ones of the elements.

Inventors: Bejerano; Yigal (Springfield, NJ), Breitbart; Yuri J. (Silver Lake, OH), Garofalakis; Minos N. (Morristown, NJ), Rastogi; Rajeev (New Providence, NJ)

Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.

International Classification: H04L 12/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-19 0:00:00