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RFC 5444, "Generalized Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Packet/Message Format", February 2009

Source of RFC: manet (rtg)

Errata ID: 3496
Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Christopher Dearlove
Date Reported: 2013-02-25
Verifier Name: Adrian Farrel
Date Verified: 2013-02-28

Section Appendix A says:

   o  The <pkt-seq-num> field, if present, contains a sequence number
      that is incremented by 1 for each packet generated by a node.  The
      sequence number after 65535 is 0.  In other words, the sequence
      number "wraps" in the usual way.

It should say:

   o  The <pkt-seq-num> field, if present, contains a sequence number
      that SHOULD be maintained for each participating interface and
      incremented by 1 for each packet generated by a node for that
      interface.  The sequence number after 65535 is 0.  In other words,
      the sequence number "wraps" in the usual way.

Notes:

Packet sequence number should be per interface, not per node. Uses that recognise missing packet sequence numbers only work in the corrected (intended) case.

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