US Patent No. 9,363,169

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR RECONFIGURING POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT LABEL-SWITCHED PATHS


Patent No. 9,363,169
Issue Date June 07, 2016
Title Apparatus, System, And Method For Reconfiguring Point-to-multipoint Label-switched Paths
Inventorship Raveendra Torvi, Nashua, NH (US)
Vishnu Pavan Beeram, Ashburn, VA (US)
Maruthi Kishore Tiruveedhula, Nashua, NH (US)
Assignee Juniper Networks, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,363,169

1. A method comprising:
detecting that at least a portion of an initial branch path of a point-to-multipoint label-switched path has failed over to
a failover route that rejoins the initial branch path at a merge-point device;

establishing an alternate branch path that merges with the initial branch path at the merge-point device;
transmitting data via the alternate branch path while data is still being input into the initial branch path and transmitted
to the merge-point device via the failover route; and

instructing the merge-point device to forward data from the alternate branch path rather than from the failover route.