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RFC 4601, "Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM): Protocol Specification (Revised)", August 2006

Note: This RFC has been obsoleted by RFC 7761

Source of RFC: pim (rtg)

Errata ID: 1174
Status: Rejected
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Maren Peasley
Date Reported: 2007-12-21
Rejected by: Adrian Farrel
Date Rejected: 2009-08-26

Section 4.6.1 says:

+---------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                   In I Am Assert Loser (L) State                    |
+-------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
|Receive      |Receive      |Receive      |Assert Timer |Current      |
|Preferred    |Acceptable   |Inferior     |Expires      |Winner's     |
|Assert       |Assert with  |Assert or    |             |GenID        |
|             |RPTbit clear |Assert       |             |Changes or   |
|             |from Current |Cancel from  |             |NLT Expires  |
|             |Winner       |Current      |             |             |
|             |             |Winner       |             |             |
+-------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
|-> L state   |-> L state   |-> NI state  |-> NI state  |-> NI state  |
|[Actions A2] |[Actions A2] |[Actions A5] |[Actions A5] |[Actions A5] |
+-------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+

+----------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                    In I Am Assert Loser (L) State                    |
+----------------+-----------------+------------------+----------------+
| AssTrDes       |  my_metric ->   |  RPF_interface   |  Receive       |
| (S,G,I) ->     |  better than    |  (S) stops       |  Join(S,G) on  |
| FALSE          |  winner's       |  being I         |  interface I   |
|                |  metric         |                  |                |
+----------------+-----------------+------------------+----------------+
| -> NI state    |  -> NI state    |  -> NI state     |  -> NI State   |
| [Actions A5]   |  [Actions A5]   |  [Actions A5]    |  [Actions A5]  |
+----------------+-----------------+------------------+----------------+

It should say:

See notes.

Notes:

The table at the top of page 85 does not indicate what the rows are as opposed to the columns. It appears that the first row consists of events and the second row consists of actions to take upon receiving those events while in the “I Am Assert Loser” state.
--VERIFIER NOTES--
It is perfectly possible to parse this with a basic knowledge of the protocol states and events.

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