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How does a diameter node maintain peer table ?

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Is there any standard way to create and maintain the peer table ?

posted Sep 11, 2014 by Harshita

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A diameter node maintains two tables to know its near about.
1. Peer Table
2. Realm routing table.

Peer table is basically maintained to know "to which node a considered node has peer connection".

A peer table has following entries:

  1. Host Identity -> Diameter URI of the node.

  2. StatusT-> State of peer such as open, busy, idle etc.

  3. Static or Dynamic -> Specifies whether entry is configured statically or dynamically.

  4. Expiration Time -> This entry specifies the time at which dynamically discovered peer table entries are to either refreshed or deleted.

  5. TLS Enabled -> This entry specifies whether TLS is to be used when communicating with peer.

answer Dec 16, 2014 by Ganesh Kumar
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