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1. (WO2013115777) REDUNDANT NON-LOOPING PATHS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/115777    International Application No.:    PCT/US2012/023193
Publication Date: Fri Aug 09 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Jan 31 00:59:59 CET 2012
IPC: H04L 12/28
Applicants: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
GOOCH, Mark
WAKUMOTO, Shaun
Inventors: GOOCH, Mark
WAKUMOTO, Shaun
Title: REDUNDANT NON-LOOPING PATHS
Abstract:
An example method includes creating a plurality of redundant, non-looping paths to a plurality of switches, and providing information to the plurality of switches about the plurality of redundant, non-looping paths. The method further comprises assigning each of a plurality of clients to one of the plurality of redundant, non-looping paths, and providing information to the plurality of switches about which of the plurality of redundant, non-looping paths each client of the plurality of clients is assigned to. Then, in response to receiving a packet from a client of the plurality of clients, the method comprises transmitting the packet on one of the plurality of redundant, non-looping paths to one of the plurality of switches based at least in part on which of the plurality of redundant, non-looping paths the client is assigned to.