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ospfd: Corrected ospfd Type-4/Type-5 ls update handling

This fix is for Type-4 LS updates handling at a ABR router where
ospf daemon is not distributing Type-4 LS updates with correct LS-Age
after learning about a ASBR router in a ospf network. Because of this
Type-5 LS updates are not learnt in ospf network.
Testing Scenario:
This can be re-produced by restarting the ospfd daemon on DUT
(mentioned in figure below)before the Hello time interval expires
for area

 ____                       _______                       ____                    _________
|    |   area:     |       |   area:     |    |   area:  |         |
| R1 |---------------------|DUT/ABR|---------------------| R2 |------------------| R3/ASBR |
|____|     x.x.x.0/24      |_______|    y.y.y.0/64       |____|     z.z.z.0/24   |_________|

In the above setup when ospfd is restarted (imp:before the Hello interval
at R1 expires) and DUT learns about ASBR router R3 (Type-4) in the
network from R2, but this ls-update is not propagates in area So R1 never comes to know about the ASBR router in the
network, so all the type-5 LS updates coming from R3 are not learnt
by R1. Further if we again restart ospfd daemon it starts working fine.
With the fix given this issue can be resolved.

More Discussion on this is available at:

Signed-off-by: Scott Feldman <>
Vishal Kumar 8 years ago
1 changed files with 2 additions and 1 deletions
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+ 2 - 1

@@ -1140,7 +1140,8 @@ ospf_abr_announce_rtr_to_area (struct prefix_ipv4 *p, u_int32_t cost,
 		   GET_METRIC (slsa->metric), cost);
-  if (old && (GET_METRIC (slsa->metric) == cost))
+  if (old && (GET_METRIC (slsa->metric) == cost) &&
+      ((old->flags & OSPF_LSA_IN_MAXAGE) == 0))
 	zlog_debug ("ospf_abr_announce_rtr_to_area(): old summary approved");