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Automatic Port Location Identification Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046491D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Annunziata, EJ Gardeski, DF Stammely, TE [+details]

Abstract

The physical location of a device on a local area network (LAN) system is determined by measuring the elapsed time between the beginning and ending of an electrical event. The measured elapsed time is used to access a table-lookup in which physical locations are correlated or paired with elapsed time.