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RFC 5340, "OSPF for IPv6", July 2008

Source of RFC: ospf (rtg)

Errata ID: 2078
Status: Verified
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Acee Lindem
Date Reported: 2010-03-17
Verifier Name: Stewart Bryant
Date Verified: 2013-01-07

Section 4.8.1 says:

   o  In Step 2, when a router Vertex V has just been added to the
      shortest-path tree, there may be multiple LSAs associated with the
      router.  All router-LSAs with the Advertising Router set to V's
      OSPF Router ID MUST be processed as an aggregate, treating them as
      fragments of a single large router-LSA.  The Options field and the




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      router type bits (bits Nt, V, E, and B) should always be taken
      from the router-LSA with the smallest Link State ID.

   o  Step 2a is not needed in IPv6, as there are no longer stub network
      links in router-LSAs.

   o  In Step 2b, if W is a router and the router-LSA V6-bit or R-bit is
      not set in the LSA options, the transit link W is ignored and V's
      next link is examined.


It should say:

   o  In Step 2, when a router Vertex V other than the root (which is
      the router doing the calculation) has just been added to the
      shortest-path tree and the router-LSA R-bit is not set in the
      LSA options, Vertex V's links are ignored and the next vertex on
      the candidate list should be examined as described in Step 3.



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   o  Also In Step 2, when a router Vertex V has just been added to the
      shortest-path tree, there may be multiple LSAs associated with the
      router.  All router-LSAs with the Advertising Router set to V's
      OSPF Router ID MUST be processed as an aggregate, treating them as
      fragments of a single large router-LSA.  The Options field and the
      router type bits (bits Nt, V, E, and B) should always be taken
      from the router-LSA with the smallest Link State ID.

   o  Step 2a is not needed in IPv6, as there are no longer stub network
      links in router-LSAs.

   o  In Step 2b, if W is a router and the router-LSA V6-bit is not set
      in the LSA options, the transit link to W is ignored and V's next
      link is examined.

Notes:

This change corrects errata 2046 described below:

This change reflects the fact that the R-bit and the V6-bit should not be handled identically. The R-bit allows the router to participate in the IPv6 unicast topology but does not allow transit traffic. The V6-bit doesn't allow either. This problem was pointed out by Balaji Ganesh.

Michael Barnes brought up the fact that the R-Bit should be ignored in the Router-LSA for the calculating router. This errata fixes this omission in the first paragraph of the corrected text.

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