Date Added: Nov 2009
Link and node failures are two common fundamental problems that affect operational networks. Hence, protection of communication networks against such failures is essential for maintaining network reliability and performance. Network Protection Codes (NPC) is proposed to protect operational networks against link and node failures. Furthermore, encoding and decoding operations of such codes are well developed over binary and finite fields. Finding network topologies, practical scenarios, and limits on graphs applicable for NPC are of interest.