[Csci551-talk] Need a few clarifications...
devarshi at ieee.org
Sun Feb 22 17:01:02 PST 2004
I had a few questions about the project definition, especially the part
3. Was wondering if anyone else too had similar concerns...
a) The project definition says that "... Note that each router will need
to send multiple, increasingly longer routing messages....". How would
this happen ? I mean, in Link State routing, I thought that the
contents of the LSA message were the routes that the originator is
responsible for, and the routers that the originator is connected to.
This does not change when you reach steady state (i.e. having discovered
your neighbours) unless routers go down... And so, shouldnt the length
of the message be fixed (once you have discovered who your immediate
neighbours are) ?
b) Is a Router supposed to forward a LSA message that it receives from
its neighbour to the other neighbours ? (Apart from sending out its own
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