Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#48 closed defect (fixed)

Single address per interface per router (submitted for Chris Dearlove)

Reported by: charliep@… Owned by: charliep@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: aodvv2 Version:
Severity: Active WG Document Keywords: Router addressability


The model is of routers with a single address per interface. In OLSRv2 this wasn't considered acceptable. The authors defined multiple addresses per interface, the WG required supporting unnumbered interfaces which shared addresses.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by charliep@…

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

On 7/20/2014 9:45 PM, Charles E. Perkins wrote:

AODVv2 does not impose this restriction. It has, for a long time, enabled multiple router addresses per interface. I will look again, but as of now I do not see where any such restriction has been imposed. If you have identified where this restriction is implied or stated directly, please let me know as soon as possible.

Unnumbered interfaces have never been suggested as appropriate for inclusion of the feature set for any reactive protocol that was under consideration within [manet], all the way since the very initiation of the working group. At least not within my memory.

On 7/22/2014 6:22 AM, Henning Rogge wrote:

On 07/22/2014 03:18 PM, Thomas Heide Clausen wrote:

On 22 Jul 2014, at 14:39 , Dearlove, Christopher (UK) <Chris.Dearlove@… <mailto:Chris.Dearlove@…>> wrote:

In at least one place in the draft (sorry, I don't have the time to find it again now) it explicitly says one address per interface.

Not sure if this is the place that Chris is thinking of, but in my review I encountered things such as:


The IP address of the node that did not verify bidirectional connectivity.

Which looks like it is assumed that a “node” (I assume that this means “router” and will be fixed in a coming version, as has been requested multiple times) has a single IP address (that’s what the use of the definite article implies, is it not?)


AODVv2 supports routers with

multiple interfaces, as long as each interface has its own (unicast routeable) IP address

“address” - singular, not plural.

There were other instances of such, these were just the first I saw when glancing over my review.

Just a thought,

does this mean we cannot run AODVv2 with IPv6 linklocal addresses? In the presence of VLAN interfaces these addresses can be the same for multiple interfaces of the same node.

On 7/22/2014 9:14 AM, Charles E. Perkins wrote:

OLSRv2 is much more demanding regarding the determination of which IP addresses belong to which routers. Basically, AODVv2 does not care. DSR did not care either. In fact, I am not aware of any reactive protocol for which this was ever an issue. What matters is the establishment of a routing path from source to destination.

I will fix the wording about handling blacklisted addresses as suggested. If you have other instances, please do not hesitate to point them out.

On 7/22/2014 6:50 AM, Dearlove, Christopher (UK) wrote:

The second of these was the point I had in mind. The first is an associated issue.

There are various complexities in OLSRv2 that relate to addressing of interfaces (not shared between routers, but possibly shared between interfaces) and gateways (can overlap and share). We think we got them right (though without a formal proof, so it’s possible we missed something – I think we caught one right at the last post-IESG point). But some took some work.

The draft has been modified to resolve the ambiguities mentioned above as well as others with similar sentence structures. There are not currently any known such ambiguities, and so it seems reasonable to close this issue.

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