Re: [Lsr] some doubts about RFC3101

meicong <> Fri, 06 December 2019 01:40 UTC

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Hi Acee,
Thanks for your answer.
In the example,
If the type-5 lsa is originated by the ASBR that in the normal area,
the other router in the normal area will use the type-5 lsa,
for the ASBR is reachable in the normal area,
and there is (, 0xffffff00) inter-area route that be orignated by the abr in routing table of  other router,
and the calculated result for the type-5 lsa is path to the abr,
but there is no path on the abr, because the route (, 0xffffff00) is intra-route of Nssa area on the abr.
In the scenario, the fowarding address is advertised by differnet router in different capable area with different netmask.
It maybe fall under a configed error, but the result of the calculate result seems wrong.
What is your opinion for it?

发件人: Acee Lindem (acee) []
发送时间: 2019年12月5日 20:40
收件人: meicong <>om>;
主题: Re: [Lsr] some doubts about RFC3101

Hi Meicong,

From: Lsr <<>> on behalf of meicong <<>>
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 4:48 AM
To: "<>" <<>>
Cc: "<>" <<>>
Subject: [Lsr] some doubts about RFC3101

Hi All,
Could you please provide clarification for following section 2.5.(3) in rfc3101.

          If the forwarding address is non-zero look up the forwarding
          address in the routing table.  For a Type-5 LSA the matching
          routing table entry must specify an intra-area or inter-area
          path through a Type-5 capable area.  For a Type-7 LSA the
          matching routing table entry must specify an intra-area path
          through the LSA's originating NSSA.  If no such path exists
          then do nothing with this LSA and consider the next in the

In the section, the matching routing table entry of the forwarding address is limited("an intra-area or inter-area path through a Type-5 capable area" or "an intra-area path through the LSA's originating NSSA").
If the best matching routing table entry for the forwarding address does not match the limited, the secondory best matching routing table entry should be find or not?

e.g., the forwarding address of a Type-5 LSA is,
and there are two routing table entry int the routing table on the abr,
(, 0xffffff00) intra-area route of the NSSA area,
(, 0xffff0000) intra-area route of the normal area(Type-5 capable area),
The path of the forwarding address should be consider as exist or not?

The short answer is no. The OSPF AS-External LSA should not be used since the forwarding address is not reachable through a normal area. As one would expect, the route lookup is always a longest prefix lookup. Note that having NSSA routes implies that the computing OSPF router is an ABR with both normal and NSSA area(s). One would expect that prefix being computed would also have a corresponding OSPF NSSA LSA that would satisfy the reachability check. If not, something in the OSPF routing design is broken.

Hope this helps,