Several bugreports

Martin Kraus martin.kraus at
Fri Jun 27 23:44:14 CEST 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 10:24:55PM +0200, Ondrej Zajicek wrote:
> I tried bird (1.0.11, OSPF) and i found several bugs
> or strange behavior:
> 1) Bird is generating strange warnings:
> 'bird: nl_parse_link: Malformed message received'
> 'bird: Ignoring bogus route received via ospf1'
> (on some routers several messages per minute, on other routers
> one message per several minutes)
> 2) Bird is complaining about /31 network prefixes, although
> these are valid according to  RFC 3021
> 3) According to examples in the documentation, interface mask like
> "eth0", "eth1" should be valid, but this doesn't work for me in
> intercase section:
>  interface "eth0", "eth1" { ... }
> I didn't find grammar for interface masks in documentation.
> 4) Sometimes the link between two routers hangs. Bird reports for
> example  ptp/exstart at one side and ptp/exchange at the other side. Or
> full/ptp at one side and nothing at the other side. 
> 5) When i change OSPF cost of an interface (in the interface section
> of the config file) and use 'configure' command, the costs are not
> updated. I have to restart the daemon.
> 6) If i have a route that aims to non-present IP range (for example
> route via;
> when there is no local route for, then i start bird
> and then i add IP address to some interface, the route does not
> appear, not even after 'configure' command. I have to restart
> the daemon.

it would be nice to get feela to debug bird. i'm gonna finaly build the test network
he needs and then we'll just have to get him drunk and get him promise to do

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