masterSlaveDetermination procedure

Manoj Paul mpaul at
Thu Mar 25 13:37:53 EST 1999

> >
> >I've understood masterSlaveDetermination procedure goes as follows:
> >1. EP1 sends mSD message with a value specific to it and also the random
> >number.
> >2. EP2 sends back an mSDAck with slave/master info (after comparing its own
> >and EP1's related info).
> >3. EP1 yet sends mSDAck to EP2 with slave/master info.
> >
> >Question: Could someone try to explain the reasoning behind the "third
> >message", that is, what is it needed for?

 Step  3 is needed because EP2 needs to know if the result of the
 present instance of MSD procedure is known to EP1. EP2 can not
 initiate those procedures which rely on the knowledge of the MSD
 result, until it has received confirmation that EP1 terminal
 also has knwoledge of the result of the current MSD Preocedure.
 That's why Step 3 is required.


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