Routing device and startup method thereof

  • US 20050102384A1
  • Filed: 01/15/2003
  • Published: 05/12/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/15/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A startup method of a first routing device connecting plural networks on which a plurality of second routing devices including a parent router are connected, wherein the parent router manages network identification data to identify the plural networks and is connected to one of the plural networks, master router data is included for each corresponding second routing device, respectively, each master router data including master router identification data identifying whether the corresponding second routing device is a master router which is located on a path to the parent router or a slave router which is a routing device other than the master router, and network identification data identifying a network to which the corresponding second routing device connects, and the method comprises, on startup, acquiring the master router data from the second routing devices on the networks to which the first routing device connects, and determining whether a router function of the first routing device is enabled based on the acquired master router data.

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