Patent Number: 7,827,310

Title: Host connectivity verification

Abstract: Verifying subscriber host connectivity is disclosed. In some embodiments, a unicast address resolution protocol (ARP) request is sent to a subscriber host, and based at least in part on whether a response to the request is received from the subscriber host, it is determined whether the subscriber host remains connected to a network.

Inventors: Haberman; Ron E. (San Jose, CA), Vrana; Miroslav (Zumikon, CH), Regan; Joseph M. (Pleasanton, CA), Henderickx; Wim (Westerlo, BE)

Assignee: Alcatel Lucent

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00