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RFC 2328, "OSPF Version 2", April 1998

Source of RFC: ospf (rtg)

Errata ID: 5684
Status: Rejected
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: jonathan natale
Date Reported: 2019-04-04
Rejected by: Alvaro Retana
Date Rejected: 2019-06-28

Section 9.4 says:

These two alternatives (~=">=1 BDRs" vs. ~="no BDRs") seem (to me at
least, maybe I missed the point) to have the same outcome (~="highest
becomes BDR")--please clarify it:
If one or more of these
            routers have declared themselves Backup Designated
            (i.e., they are currently listing themselves as Backup
            Designated Router, but not as Designated Router, in their
            Hello Packets) the one having highest Router Priority is
            declared to be Backup Designated Router.  In case of a tie,
            the one having the highest Router ID is chosen.  If no
            routers have declared themselves Backup Designated

Moy                         Standards Track                    [Page 75]
RFC 2328                     OSPF Version 2                   April 1998

            choose the router having highest Router Priority, (again
            excluding those routers who have declared themselves
            Designated Router), and again use the Router ID to break

It should say:



It is unclear to me if a BDR should get preempted (I know the BDR should not).
The confusion was cleared on the WG list.

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