Several bugreports

Ondrej Filip feela at
Sat Jun 28 10:38:02 CEST 2008

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)

Could you please send me some examples of your configuration?

> 2) Bird is complaining about /31 network prefixes, although
> these are valid according to  RFC 3021

Wow, I didn't know that. I will look at it in next release.

OK, I'll go through the other bugs. Thank you for the report!


> 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.

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