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Title : Analysis and Minimization of Microloops in Link-state
Author(s) : A. Zinin
Filename : draft-ietf-rtgwg-microloop-analysis-00.txt
Pages : 15
Date : 2005-7-14
Link-state routing protocols (e.g. OSPF or IS-IS) are known to
converge to a loop-free state within a finite period of time after a
change in the topology. It is normal, however, to observe short-term
loops during the period of topology update propagation, route
recalculation, and forwarding table update, due to the asynchronous
nature of link-state protocol operation. This document provides an
analysis of formation of such microloops and suggests simple
mechanisms to minimize them.
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