1.5 Prerequisites/Preconditions

In addition to the protocol dependencies listed in the section "Relationship to Other Protocols", it is assumed that a node connecting to the mesh is configured with the following details:

  • Mesh name.

  • Connection information for discovery service.

  • Security mechanism employed in the mesh, and the credentials needed to authenticate into the mesh.

  • Credentials needed to sign flood messages in case the message authentication feature is used.

  • URI of each of the channels that it wants to send messages to (or receive messages from).

It is assumed that these details are available to all participating nodes before connecting to the mesh. The Peer Channel Protocol is not used to communicate these details.