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Detection of duplicate network node identifiers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000253708D
Publication Date: 2018-Apr-25

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to the detection of duplicate network node identifiers. Specifically, each node (network element) maintains a digital signature which is exchanged with other peer nodes. The other peer nodes maintain a hash table with the digital signature of all discovered nodes. One node can be designated as a primary node to validate all discovered digital signatures to ensure there is no duplication.