Scalable continuity test for a group of communication paths

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9794168
APP PUB NO 20170041219A1
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14819346

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In one embodiment, a method includes generating at a network device, a continuity test packet configured to pass through a set of communication paths terminating at the network device and at least one other network device located at an opposite end of the communication paths, transmitting at the network device the continuity test packet on a first communication path in the set of communication paths, and identifying at the network device a failure in the set of communication paths if the continuity test packet is not received on a last communication path in the set of communication paths. An apparatus and logic are also disclosed herein.

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CISCO TECHNOLOGY INC170 WEST TASMAN DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95134-1706

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Bryant, Stewart Frederick Surrey, GB 50 964
Pignataro, Carlos M Raleigh, US 133 497
Swallow, George Boston, US 40 655

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