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VRRP: Increasing Reliability and Failover with the Virtual Router Redundance Protocol by Adnan Adam Onart, Ayikudy Srikanth

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10.2. Digital Equipment Corporation's IP Standby Protocol

IP Standby Protocol (IPSTB) (see Higginson [1997] for specifics) has been developed as part of a solution to respond to a customer request, requiring a router failover mechanism to reduce the loss of service below 5 seconds. To fulfill the customer's requirement, a group of engineers from Digital Equipment Corporation devised a set of mechanisms to address different forms of network failures. They designed IPSTB as one of the mechanisms to deal with a specific failure type.

10.2.1. The Context of IPSTB

The problems and solutions concerning the customers were formulated around a specific product family, Digital Equipment Corporation's Network Integration Server, DECNIS, a midrange to high-end ...

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