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1. (WO2017151180) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADDING ROUTING PATHS IN A NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151180    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/046838
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 13 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04L 12/701
H04L 12/715
H04L 12/775
Applicants: LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
Inventors: OSBORNE, Eric
SMITH, Brent W.
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADDING ROUTING PATHS IN A NETWORK
Abstract:
Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for providing multiple egress points from a telecommunications network for a client of the network. In particular, the process and system allows for multiple provider edges of the network to utilize a route reflector server to provide a border gateway protocol (BGP) route to other provider edges in the network. Further, the multiple provider edges may each announce similar interior gateway protocol (IGP) routes through the network such that a provider edge receiving a packet intended for the customer network may select from the multiple IGP routes to provide the intended packet to the customer network. In this manner, the receiving provider edge may load balance among the various connections of the customer network to the telecommunications network.