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Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET)                              T. Clausen
Internet-Draft                                  LIX, Ecole Polytechnique
Intended status: Standards Track                             C. Dearlove
Expires: January 14, 2010                                BAE Systems ATC
                                                              P. Jacquet
                                                 Project Hipercom, INRIA
                                                  The OLSRv2 Design Team
                                                     MANET Working Group
                                                           July 13, 2009


          The Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2
                       draft-ietf-manet-olsrv2-09

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Abstract

   This document describes version 2 of the Optimized Link State Routing
   (OLSRv2) protocol for Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs).

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   2.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   3.  Applicability Statement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   4.  Protocol Overview and Functioning  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.1.  Routers and Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     4.2.  Information Base Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.2.1.  Local Information Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.2.2.  Interface Information Bases  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.2.3.  Neighbor Information Base  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.2.4.  Topology Information Base  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       4.2.5.  Processing and Forwarding Information Base . . . . . . 13
     4.3.  Signaling Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   5.  Protocol Parameters and Constants  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     5.1.  Protocol and Port Numbers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     5.2.  Multicast Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     5.3.  Local History Times  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     5.4.  Message Intervals  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     5.5.  Advertised Information Validity Times  . . . . . . . . . . 16
     5.6.  Received Message Validity Times  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     5.7.  Jitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     5.8.  Hop Limit Parameter  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     5.9.  Willingness  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     5.10. Parameter Change Constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
   6.  Information Bases  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     6.1.  Local Information Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
       6.1.1.  Originator Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
       6.1.2.  Local Attached Network Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     6.2.  Neighbor Information Base  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
     6.3.  Topology Information Base  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
       6.3.1.  Advertised Neighbor Set  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
       6.3.2.  Advertising Remote Router Set  . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
       6.3.3.  Topology Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23



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       6.3.4.  Attached Network Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
       6.3.5.  Routing Set  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
     6.4.  Processing and Forwarding Information Base . . . . . . . . 25
       6.4.1.  Received Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
       6.4.2.  Processed Set  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
       6.4.3.  Forwarded Set  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
       6.4.4.  Relay Set  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
   7.  Message Processing and Forwarding  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
     7.1.  Actions when Receiving a Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
     7.2.  Message Considered for Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
     7.3.  Message Considered for Forwarding  . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
   8.  Packets and Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
     8.1.  HELLO Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
       8.1.1.  HELLO Message TLVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
       8.1.2.  HELLO Message Address Block TLVs . . . . . . . . . . . 33
     8.2.  TC Messages  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
       8.2.1.  TC Message TLVs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
       8.2.2.  TC Message Address Block TLVs  . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
   9.  HELLO Message Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
     9.1.  HELLO Message: Transmission  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
   10. HELLO Message Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
     10.1. Updating Willingness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
     10.2. Updating MPR Selectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
     10.3. Symmetric 1-Hop and 2-Hop Neighborhood Changes . . . . . . 37
   11. TC Message Generation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
     11.1. TC Message: Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
   12. TC Message Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
     12.1. Invalid Message  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
     12.2. Initial TC Message Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
     12.3. Initial TC Message Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
       12.3.1. Populating the Advertising Remote Router Set . . . . . 42
       12.3.2. Populating the Topology Set  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
       12.3.3. Populating the Attached Network Set  . . . . . . . . . 43
     12.4. Completing TC Message Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
       12.4.1. Purging the Topology Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
       12.4.2. Purging the Attached Network Set . . . . . . . . . . . 44
   13. Information Base Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
   14. Selecting MPRs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
   15. Populating Derived Sets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
     15.1. Populating the Relay Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
     15.2. Populating the Advertised Neighbor Set . . . . . . . . . . 48
   16. Routing Set Calculation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
     16.1. Network Topology Graph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
     16.2. Populating the Routing Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
     16.3. Routing Set Updates  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
   17. Proposed Values for Parameters and Constants . . . . . . . . . 51
     17.1. Local History Time Parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
     17.2. Message Interval Parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51



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     17.3. Advertised Information Validity Time Parameters  . . . . . 52
     17.4. Received Message Validity Time Parameters  . . . . . . . . 52
     17.5. Jitter Time Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
     17.6. Hop Limit Parameter  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
     17.7. Willingness Parameter and Constants  . . . . . . . . . . . 52
   18. Sequence Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
   19. IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
     19.1. Message Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
     19.2. Message TLV Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
     19.3. Address Block TLV Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
   20. Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
     20.1. Confidentiality  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
     20.2. Integrity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
     20.3. Interaction with External Routing Domains  . . . . . . . . 57
   21. Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
   22. Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
   23. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
     23.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
     23.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
   Appendix A.  Router Configuration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
   Appendix B.  Example Algorithm for Calculating MPRs  . . . . . . . 60
     B.1.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
     B.2.  MPR Selection Algorithm for each OLSRv2 Interface  . . . . 61
   Appendix C.  Example Algorithm for Calculating the Routing Set . . 62
     C.1.  Add Local Symmetric Links  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
     C.2.  Add Remote Symmetric Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
     C.3.  Add Attached Networks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
   Appendix D.  Example Message Layout  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
   Appendix E.  Constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
   Appendix F.  Flow and Congestion Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70





















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1.  Introduction

   The Optimized Link State Routing protocol version 2 (OLSRv2) is an
   update to OLSRv1 as published in [RFC3626].  Compared to [RFC3626],
   OLSRv2 retains the same basic mechanisms and algorithms, while using
   a more flexible and efficient signaling framework, and includes some
   simplification of the messages being exchanged.

   OLSRv2 is developed for mobile ad hoc networks.  It operates as a
   table driven, proactive protocol, i.e. it exchanges topology
   information with other routers in the network regularly.  It is an
   optimization of the classical link state routing protocol.  The key
   concept used in the protocol is that of MultiPoint Relays (MPRs).
   Each router selects a set of its neighbor routers (which "cover" all
   of its symmetrically connected 2-hop neighbor routers) as MPRs.
   Control traffic is flooded through the network using hop by hop
   forwarding, but where a router only needs to forward control traffic
   directly received from its MPR selectors (routers which have selected
   it as an MPR).  This mechanism, denoted "MPR flooding", provides an
   efficient mechanism for information distribution within the MANET by
   reducing the number of transmissions required.

   Routers selected as MPRs also have a special responsibility when
   declaring link state information in the network.  A sufficient
   requirement for OLSRv2 to provide shortest (lowest hop count) path
   routes to all destinations is that routers declare link state
   information for their MPR selectors, if any.  Additional available
   link state information may be transmitted, e.g. for redundancy.
   Thus, as well as being used to facilitate MPR flooding, use of MPRs
   allows the reduction of the number and size of link state messages,
   and MPRs are used as intermediate routers in multi-hop routes.

   A router selects MPRs from among its one hop neighbors connected by
   "symmetric", i.e. bidirectional, links.  Therefore, selecting routes
   through MPRs automatically avoids the problems associated with data
   packet transfer over unidirectional links (such as the problem of not
   getting link layer acknowledgments at each hop, for link layers
   employing this technique).

   OLSRv2 uses and extends [NHDP] and uses [RFC5444], [RFC5497] and,
   optionally, [RFC5148].  (These other protocols and specifications
   were all originally created as part of OLSRv2, but have been
   specified separately for wider use.)

   OLSRv2 makes no assumptions about the underlying link layer.
   However, OLSRv2, through its use of [NHDP], may use link layer
   information and notifications when available and applicable.




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   OLSRv2, as OLSRv1, inherits its concept of forwarding and relaying
   from HIPERLAN (a MAC layer protocol) which is standardized by ETSI
   [HIPERLAN], [HIPERLAN2].

2.  Terminology

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in
   [RFC2119].

   All terms introduced in [RFC5444], including "packet", "message",
   "Address Block", "TLV Block", and "TLV", are to be interpreted as
   described there.

   All terms introduced in [NHDP], including "interface", "MANET
   interface", "address", "symmetric link", "symmetric 1-hop neighbor",
   "symmetric 2-hop neighbor", "constant", "interface parameter", and
   "router parameter", are to be interpreted as described there.

   Additionally, this document uses the following terminology:

   Router -  A MANET router which implements the Optimized Link State
      Routing protocol version 2 as specified in this document.

   OLSRv2 interface -  A MANET interface, running OLSRv2.  Note that all
      references to MANET interfaces in [NHDP] refer to OLSRv2
      interfaces when using [NHDP] to support OLSRv2.

   Originator address -  An address which is unique (within the MANET)
      to the selecting router.  A router MUST select an originator
      address; it MAY choose one of its interface addresses as its
      originator address.  An originator address MUST NOT have a prefix
      length.  An originator address MUST be included in all messages
      generated by this protocol, and as specified in [RFC5444].

   Willingness -  A numerical value between WILL_NEVER and WILL_ALWAYS
      (both inclusive), which represents the router's willingness to be
      selected as an MPR.

   Willing symmetric 1-hop neighbor -  A symmetric 1-hop neighbor of
      this router which has willingness not equal to WILL_NEVER.

   Symmetric strict 2-hop neighbor -  A router, X, is a symmetric strict
      2-hop neighbor of a router Y, if router X is a symmetric 2-hop
      neighbor of router Y and if router X is not also a willing
      symmetric 1-hop neighbor of router Y.




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   Symmetric strict 2-hop neighbor through OLSRv2 interface I -  A
      symmetric strict 2-hop neighbor of the router with OLSRv2
      interface I which is a symmetric 1-hop neighbor of a willing
      symmetric 1-hop neighbor of that router via a symmetric link using
      OLSRv2 interface I. The router MAY elect to consider only
      information received over OLSRv2 interface I in making this
      determination.

   Symmetric strict 2-hop neighborhood -  The symmetric strict 2-hop
      neighborhood of a router X is the set of symmetric strict 2-hop
      neighbors of router X.

   Multipoint relay (MPR) -  A router, X, is an MPR for a router, Y, if
      router Y has selected router X to "re-transmit" all the broadcast
      messages that it receives from router X, provided that the message
      is not a duplicate, and that the hop limit field of the message is
      greater than one.

   MPR selector -  A router, Y, is an MPR selector of router X if router
      Y has selected router X as MPR.

   MPR flooding -  The optimized MANET-wide information distribution
      mechanism, employed by this protocol, in which a message is
      relayed by only a reduced subset of the routers in the network.

   This document employs the same notational conventions as in [RFC5444]
   and [NHDP].

3.  Applicability Statement

   The Optimized Link State Routing protocol version 2 (OLSRv2):

   o  Is a proactive routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks
      (MANETs) [RFC2501].

   o  Is designed to work in networks with a dynamic topology, and in
      which messages may be lost, such as due to collisions in wireless
      networks.

   o  Supports routers that each have one or more participating OLSRv2
      interfaces.  The set of a router's interfaces may change over
      time.  Each OLSRv2 interface may have one or more addresses (which
      may have prefix lengths), and these may also be dynamically
      changing.

   o  Enables hop-by-hop routing, i.e., each router can use its local
      information provided by OLSRv2 to route packets.




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   o  Continuously maintains routes to all destinations in the network,
      i.e., routes are instantly available and data traffic is subject
      to no delays due to route discovery.  Consequently, no data
      traffic buffering is required.

   o  Supports routers which have non-OLSRv2 interfaces which may be
      local to a router or which can serve as gateways towards other
      networks.

   o  Is optimized for large and dense networks: the larger and more
      dense a network, the more optimization can be achieved by using
      MPRs, compared to the classic link state algorithm.

   o  Uses the message format specified in [RFC5444].  This includes the
      definition of a TC Message Type, used for MANET wide signaling of
      network topology information.

   o  Allows "external" and "internal" extensibility as enabled by
      [RFC5444].

   o  Uses [NHDP] for discovering each OLSRv2 router's 1-hop and
      symmetric 2-hop neighbors, and extends [NHDP] by addition of MPR
      and willingness information.

   o  Is designed to work in a completely distributed manner, and does
      not depend on any central entity.

4.  Protocol Overview and Functioning

   The objective of OLSRv2 is, for each router to, independently:

   o  Identify all destinations in the network.

   o  Identify a sufficient subset of links in the network, in order
      that shortest paths can be calculated to all available
      destinations.

   o  Provide a Routing Set, containing these shortest paths from this
      router to all destinations.

   These objectives are achieved for each router by:

   o  Using [NHDP] to identify symmetric 1-hop neighbors and symmetric
      2-hop neighbors.

   o  Independently selecting MPRs from among its symmetric 1-hop
      neighbors such that all symmetric 2-hop neighbors are reachable
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      examples of MPR selection algorithms is given in [MPR], a
      suggested algorithm is included in this specification.  Note that
      it is not necessary for routers to use the same algorithm to
      interoperate.

   o  Signaling its MPR selection by extending [NHDP] to include this
      information in outgoing HELLO messages.

   o  Extracting its MPR selectors from received HELLO messages.

   o  Reporting its willingness to be an MPR in HELLO messages.  The
      router's willingness to be an MPR indicates how willing it is to
      participate in MPR flooding and to be an intermediate node for
      routing.  A node can absolutely decline to perform either role.

   o  Periodically signaling links between MPR selectors and itself
      throughout the MANET, by using TC (Topology Control) messages,
      defined in this specification.

   o  Diffusing TC messages by using flooding reduction mechanism,
      denoted "MPR flooding": only the MPRs of a router will retransmit
      messages received from (i.e., originated or last relayed by) that
      router.

   This specification defines, in turn:

   o  Parameters and constants used by OLSRv2, in addition to those
      specified in [NHDP].  Parameters used by OLSRv2 may be, where
      appropriate, specific to a given OLSRv2 interface, or to an OLSRv2
      router.  OLSRv2 allows all parameters to be changed dynamically,
      and to be set independently for each OLSRv2 router or OLSRv2
      interface, as appropriate.

   o  Extensions to the Information Bases specified in [NHDP], and new
      Topology Information Base and Processing and Forwarding
      Information Base.

   o  An Address Block TLV, to be included within the HELLO messages of
      [NHDP], allowing a router to signal MPR selection.

   o  A Message TLV, to be included within the HELLO messages of [NHDP],
      allowing a router to indicate its willingness to be an MPR.

   o  The MPR flooding mechanism.

   o  The format of the TC message that is used for MANET wide
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   o  The generation of TC messages from the appropriate information in
      the Information Bases.

   o  The updating of the Information Bases according to received TC
      messages.

   o  The response to other events, such as the expiration of
      information in the Information Bases.

   OLSRv2 inherits the stability of a link state algorithm and has the
   advantage of having routes immediately available when needed due to
   its proactive nature.

   OLSRv2 only interacts with IP through routing table management, and
   the use of the sending IP address for IP datagrams containing OLSRv2
   messages.

4.1.  Routers and Interfaces

   In order for a router to participate in a MANET, it MUST have at
   least one, and possibly more, OLSRv2 interfaces.  Each OLSRv2
   interface:

   o  Is configured with one or more addresses, as specified in [NHDP].
      These addresses MUST be unique within the MANET.

   o  Has a number of interface parameters, adding to those specified in
      [NHDP].

   o  Has an Interface Information Base, extending that specified in
      [NHDP].

   o  Generates and processes HELLO messages according to [NHDP],
      extended as specified in Section 9 and Section 10.

   In addition to a set of MANET interfaces as described above, each
   router:

   o  Has a number of router parameters, adding to those specified in
      [NHDP].

   o  Has a Local Information Base, extending that specified in [NHDP].

   o  Has a Neighbor Information Base, extending that specified in
      [NHDP].

   o  Has a Topology Information Base, recording information required
      for generation and processing of TC messages.



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   o  Has a Processing and Forwarding Information Base, recording
      information required for MPR flooding, and to ensure that each TC
      message is only processed once by a router.

   o  Generates and processes TC messages.

4.2.  Information Base Overview

   Each router maintains the Information Bases described in the
   following sections.  These are used for describing the protocol in
   this document.  An implementation of this protocol MAY maintain this
   information in the indicated form, or in any other organization which
   offers access to this information.  In particular, note that it is
   not necessary to remove Tuples from Sets at the exact time indicated,
   only to behave as if the Tuples were removed at that time.

4.2.1.  Local Information Base

   The Local Information Base is specified in [NHDP] and contains a
   router's local configuration.  It is extended in this specification
   to also contain a router's:

   o  Originator Set, containing addresses that were recently used as
      this router's originator address.

   o  Local Attached Network Set, containing addresses of networks to
      which this router can act as a gateway.

   The Originator Set is used to enable a router to recognize and
   discard control traffic which was originated by the router itself.

   The Local Attached Network Set is used to enable a router to include
   advertisement of reachability to a network, for which the router can
   act as a gateway, when generating TC messages.

4.2.2.  Interface Information Bases

   The Interface Information Bases, one for each OLSRv2 interface, are
   specified in [NHDP].  In addition to the uses in [NHDP], information
   recorded in the Interface Information Bases is used for completing
   the Routing Set.

4.2.3.  Neighbor Information Base

   The Neighbor Information Base is specified in [NHDP], and is extended
   to also record the willingness of each neighbor to be an MPR, as well
   as this router's MPR relationships with each neighbor.  Specifically,
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   MPR and/or MPR selector of this router, as well as the neighbor's
   willingness to be an MPR.

   In addition to the uses in [NHDP], information recorded in the
   Neighbor Information Base is used to determine inclusion of the MPR
   Address Block TLV, defined in this document, as well as for
   populating the Advertised Neighbor Set and the Relay Sets of a
   router.

4.2.4.  Topology Information Base

   The Topology Information Base contains:

   o  An Advertised Neighbor Set, describing the symmetric 1-hop
      neighbors of this router that are to be advertised in TC messages.
      This set contains at least the MPR selectors of this router, and
      is associated with an Advertised Neighbor Sequence Number (ANSN),
      which is incremented for each change made to this Advertised
      Neighbor Set.

   o  An Advertising Remote Router Set, describing each other router
      from which TC messages have been received.

   o  A Topology Set, recording links between routers in the MANET, as
      described by received TC messages.

   o  An Attached Network Set, recording networks to which a remote
      router has advertised that it may act as a gateway.

   o  A Routing Set, calculated based on the Interface Information
      Bases, the Neighbor Information Base, and the Topology Information
      Base to record routes from this router to all available
      destinations, The routing table is to be updated from this Routing
      Set. (A router MAY choose to use any or all destination addresses
      in the Routing Set to update the routing table, this selection is
      outside the scope of OLSRv2.)

   The Advertised Neighbor Set is used for when generating TC messages;
   the Advertised Neighbor Sequence Number is included in each TC
   message, thereby allowing a receiving router to identify if a TC
   message contains fresh or outdated information.

   The Advertising Remote Router Set, the Topology Set and the Attached
   Network Set are all updated upon receipt of TC messages, and are used
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4.2.5.  Processing and Forwarding Information Base

   The Processing and Forwarding Information Base contains:

   o  A Received Set, describing TC messages received by this router.

   o  A Processed Set, describing TC messages processed by this router.

   o  A Forwarded Set, describing TC messages forwarded by this router.

   o  A Relay Set for each OLSRv2 interface, describing the set of
      neighbor routers from which received traffic is to be relayed (if
      otherwise appropriate).

   The Processing and Forwarding Information Base serves the MPR
   flooding mechanism by enabling that received messages are forwarded
   at most once, by a router. and also ensures that received messages
   are processed exactly once.

4.3.  Signaling Overview

   OLSRv2 uses the neighborhood discovery protocol [NHDP], and generates
   and processes HELLO messages according to [NHDP], extended according
   to Section 9 and Section 10.

   OLSRv2 specifies a single message type, the TC message.

   OLSRv2 does not require reliable transmission of TC messages; each
   router sends TC messages periodically, and can therefore sustain a
   reasonable loss of some such messages.  Such losses may occur
   frequently in wireless networks due to collisions or other
   transmission problems.  OLSRv2 MAY use "jitter", randomized
   adjustments to message transmission times, to reduce the incidence of
   collisions as specified in [RFC5148].

   OLSRv2 does not require sequenced delivery of TC messages.  Each TC
   message contains a sequence number which is incremented when the
   message contents change.  Thus the recipient of a TC message can, if
   required, easily identify which information is more recent, even if
   messages have been re-ordered while in transmission.

   TC messages may be "complete" or "incomplete".  A complete TC message
   contains at least the set of addresses of the originating router's
   MPR selectors.  Complete TC messages are generated periodically (and
   also, optionally, in response to neighborhood changes).  Incomplete
   TC messages may be used to report additions to advertised information
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   TC messages are MPR flooded throughout the MANET.  A router
   retransmits a TC message only if it is received from (i.e.,
   originated from or was last relayed by) one of that router's MPR
   selectors.

   Some TC messages may be MPR flooded over only part of the network,
   allowing a router to ensure that nearer routers are kept more up to
   date than distant routers, such as is used in Fisheye State Routing
   [FSR] and Fuzzy Sighted Link State routing [FSLS].  This is enabled
   in OLSRv2 by using [RFC5497].

5.  Protocol Parameters and Constants

   The parameters and constants used in this specification are those
   defined in [NHDP] plus those defined in this section.  The separation
   in [NHDP] into interface parameters, router parameters and constants
   is also used in OLSRv2, however all but one (RX_HOLD_TIME) of the
   parameters added by OLSRv2 are router parameters.  Parameters may be
   classified into the following categories:

   o  Local history times

   o  Message intervals

   o  Advertised information validity times

   o  Received message validity times

   o  Jitter times

   o  Hop limits

   o  Willingness

   In addition, constants for particular cases of a router's willingness
   to be an MPR are defined.  These parameters and constants are
   detailed in the following sections.  As for the parameters in [NHDP],
   parameters defined in this document may be changed dynamically by a
   router, and need not be the same on different routers, even in the
   same MANET, or on different interfaces of the same router (for
   interface parameters).

5.1.  Protocol and Port Numbers

   This protocol specifies TC messages, which are included in packets as
   defined by [RFC5444].  These packets may be sent either using the
   "manet" protocol number or the "manet" well-known UDP port number, as
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   TC messages and HELLO messages [NHDP] SHOULD, in a given deployment
   of OLSRv2, both be using the same of either of IP or UDP, in order
   that it is possible to combine messages of both protocols into the
   same [RFC5444] packet.

5.2.  Multicast Address

   This protocol specifies HELLO messages, which are included in packets
   as defined by [RFC5444].  These packets may be locally transmitted
   using the link local multicast address "LL-MANET-Routers", as
   specified in [RFC5498].

5.3.  Local History Times

   The following router parameter manages the time for which local
   information is retained:

   O_HOLD_TIME  - is used to define the time for which a recently used
      and replaced originator address is used to recognize the router's
      own messages.

   The following constraint applies to this parameter:

   o  O_HOLD_TIME >= 0

5.4.  Message Intervals

   The following router parameters regulate TC message transmissions by
   a router.  TC messages are usually sent periodically, but MAY also be
   sent in response to changes in the router's Advertised Neighbor Set
   and Local Attached Network Set. With a larger value of the parameter
   TC_INTERVAL, and a smaller value of the parameter TC_MIN_INTERVAL, TC
   messages may more often be transmitted in response to changes in a
   highly dynamic network.  However because a router has no knowledge
   of, for example, routers remote to it (i.e. beyond 2 hops away)
   joining the network, TC messages MUST NOT be sent purely
   responsively.

   TC_INTERVAL  - is the maximum time between the transmission of two
      successive TC messages by this router.  When no TC messages are
      sent in response to local network changes (by design, or because
      the local network is not changing) then TC messages SHOULD be sent
      at a regular interval TC_INTERVAL, possibly modified by jitter as
      specified in [RFC5148].







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   TC_MIN_INTERVAL  - is the minimum interval between transmission of
      two successive TC messages by this router.  (This minimum interval
      MAY be modified by jitter, as specified in [RFC5148].)

   The following constraints apply to these parameters:

   o  TC_INTERVAL > 0

   o  TC_MIN_INTERVAL >= 0

   o  TC_INTERVAL >= TC_MIN_INTERVAL

   o  If INTERVAL_TIME TLVs as defined in [RFC5497] are included in TC
      messages, then TC_INTERVAL MUST be representable as described in
      [RFC5497].

5.5.  Advertised Information Validity Times

   The following router parameters manage the validity time of
   information advertised in TC messages:

   T_HOLD_TIME  - is used to define the minimum Value in the
      VALIDITY_TIME TLV included in all TC messages sent by this router.
      If a single value of parameter TC_HOP_LIMIT (see Section 5.8) is
      used then this will be the only Value in that TLV.

   A_HOLD_TIME  - is the period during which TC messages are sent after
      they no longer have any advertised information to report, but are
      sent in order to accelerate outdated information removal by other
      routers.

   The following constraints apply to these parameters:

   o  T_HOLD_TIME > 0

   o  A_HOLD_TIME >= 0

   o  T_HOLD_TIME >= TC_INTERVAL

   o  If TC messages can be lost, then both T_HOLD_TIME and A_HOLD_TIME
      SHOULD be significantly greater than TC_INTERVAL; a value >= 3 x
      TC_INTERVAL is RECOMMENDED.

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5.6.  Received Message Validity Times

   The following parameters manage the validity time of recorded
   received message information:

   RX_HOLD_TIME  - is an interface parameter, and is the period after
      receipt of a message by the appropriate OLSRv2 interface of this
      router for which that information is recorded, in order that the
      message is recognized as having been previously received on this
      OLSRv2 interface.

   P_HOLD_TIME  - is a router parameter, and is the period after receipt
      of a message which is processed by this router for which that
      information is recorded, in order that the message is not
      processed again if received again.

   F_HOLD_TIME  - is a router parameter, and is the period after receipt
      of a message which is forwarded by this router for which that
      information is recorded, in order that the message is not
      forwarded again if received again.

   The following constraints apply to these parameters:

   o  RX_HOLD_TIME > 0

   o  P_HOLD_TIME > 0

   o  F_HOLD_TIME > 0

   o  All of these parameters SHOULD be greater than the maximum
      difference in time that a message may take to traverse the MANET,
      taking into account any message forwarding jitter as well as
      propagation, queuing, and processing delays.

5.7.  Jitter

   If jitter, as defined in [RFC5148], is used then these parameters are
   as follows:

   TP_MAXJITTER  - represents the value of MAXJITTER used in [RFC5148]
      for periodically generated TC messages sent by this router.

   TT_MAXJITTER  - represents the value of MAXJITTER used in [RFC5148]
      for externally triggered TC messages sent by this router.







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   F_MAXJITTER  - represents the default value of MAXJITTER used in
      [RFC5148] for messages forwarded by this router.  However before
      using F_MAXJITTER a router MAY attempt to deduce a more
      appropriate value of MAXJITTER, for example based on any
      INTERVAL_TIME or VALIDITY_TIME TLVs contained in the message to be
      forwarded.

   For constraints on these parameters see [RFC5148].

5.8.  Hop Limit Parameter

   The parameter TC_HOP_LIMIT is the hop limit set in each TC message.
   TC_HOP_LIMIT MAY be a single fixed value, or MAY be different in TC
   messages sent by the same router.  However each other router, at any
   hop count distance, SHOULD see a regular pattern of TC messages, in
   order that meaningful Values of INTERVAL_TIME and VALIDITY_TIME TLVs
   at each hop count distance can be included as defined in [RFC5497].
   Thus the pattern of TC_HOP_LIMIT SHOULD be defined to have this
   property.  For example the repeating pattern (255 4 4) satisfies this
   property (having period TC_INTERVAL at hop counts up to 4, inclusive,
   and 3 x TC_INTERVAL at hop counts greater than 4), but the repeating
   pattern (255 255 4 4) does not satisfy this property because at hop
   counts greater than 4, message intervals are alternately TC_INTERVAL
   and 3 x TC_INTERVAL.

   The following constraints apply to this parameter:

   o  The maximum value of TC_HOP_LIMIT >= the network diameter in hops,
      a value of 255 is RECOMMENDED.

   o  All values of TC_HOP_LIMIT >= 2.

5.9.  Willingness

   Each router has a WILLINGNESS parameter, which MUST be in the range
   WILL_NEVER to WILL_ALWAYS, inclusive, and represents its willingness
   to be an MPR, and hence its willingness to forward messages and be an
   intermediate router on routes.  If a router has WILLINGNESS =
   WILL_NEVER it does not perform these tasks.  A MANET using OLSRv2
   with too many routers with WILLINGNESS = WILL_NEVER will not
   function; it MUST be ensured, by administrative or other means, that
   this does not happen.

   Routers MAY have different WILLINGNESS values; however the three
   constants WILL_NEVER, WILL_DEFAULT and WILL_ALWAYS MUST have the
   values defined in Section 17.  (Use of WILLINGNESS = WILL_DEFAULT
   allows a router to avoid including an MPR_WILLING TLV in its TC
   messages, use of WILLINGNESS = WILL_ALWAYS means that a router will



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   always be selected as an MPR by all symmetric 1-hop neighbors.)

   The following constraints apply to this parameter:

   o  WILLINGNESS >= WILL_NEVER

   o  WILLINGNESS <= WILL_ALWAYS

5.10.  Parameter Change Constraints

   This section presents guidelines, applicable if protocol parameters
   are changed dynamically.

   O_HOLD_TIME

      *  If O_HOLD_TIME for a router changes, then O_time for all
         Originator Tuples MAY be changed.

   TC_INTERVAL

      *  If the TC_INTERVAL for a router increases, then the next TC
         message generated by this router MUST be generated according to
         the previous, shorter, TC_INTERVAL.  Additional subsequent TC
         messages MAY be generated according to the previous, shorter,
         TC_INTERVAL.

      *  If the TC_INTERVAL for a router decreases, then the following
         TC messages from this router MUST be generated according to the
         current, shorter, TC_INTERVAL.

   RX_HOLD_TIME

      *  If RX_HOLD_TIME for an OLSRv2 interface changes, then RX_time
         for all Received Tuples for that OLSRv2 interface MAY be
         changed.

   P_HOLD_TIME

      *  If P_HOLD_TIME changes, then P_time for all Processed Tuples
         MAY be changed.

   F_HOLD_TIME

      *  If F_HOLD_TIME changes, then F_time for all Forwarded Tuples
         MAY be changed.






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   TP_MAXJITTER

      *  If TP_MAXJITTER changes, then the periodic TC message schedule
         on this router MAY be changed immediately.

   TT_MAXJITTER

      *  If TT_MAXJITTER changes, then externally triggered TC messages
         on this router MAY be rescheduled.

   F_MAXJITTER

      *  If F_MAXJITTER changes, then TC messages waiting to be
         forwarded with a delay based on this parameter MAY be
         rescheduled.

   TC_HOP_LIMIT

      *  If TC_HOP_LIMIT changes, and the router uses multiple values
         after the change, then message intervals and validity times
         included in TC messages MUST be respected.  The simplest way to
         do this is to start any new repeating pattern of TC_HOP_LIMIT
         values with its largest value.

6.  Information Bases

   The purpose of OLSRv2 is to determine the Routing Set, which may be
   used to update IP's Routing Table, providing "next hop" routing
   information for IP datagrams.  OLSRv2 maintains the following
   Information Bases:

   Local Information Base  - as defined in [NHDP], extended by the
      addition of an Originator Set, defined in Section 6.1.1 and a
      Local Attached Network Set, defined in Section 6.1.2.

   Interface Information Bases  - as defined in [NHDP], one Interface
      Information Base for each OLSRv2 interface.

   Neighbor Information Base  - as defined in [NHDP], extended by the
      addition of three elements to each Neighbor Tuple, as defined in
      Section 6.2.

   Topology Information Base  - this Information Base is specific to
      OLSRv2, and is defined in Section 6.3.







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   Processing and Forwarding Information Base  - this Information Base
      is specific to OLSRv2, and is defined in Section 6.4.

   The ordering of sequence numbers, when considering which is the
   greater, is as defined in Section 18.

6.1.  Local Information Base

   The Local Information Base as defined in [NHDP] is extended by the
   addition of an Originator Set, defined in Section 6.1.1, and a Local
   Attached Network Set, defined in Section 6.1.2.

6.1.1.  Originator Set

   A router's Originator Set records addresses that were recently used
   as originator addresses by this router.  If a router's originator
   address is immutable then this set is always empty and MAY be
   omitted.  It consists of Originator Tuples:

      (O_orig_addr, O_time)

   where:

   O_orig_addr  is a recently used originator address;

   O_time  specifies the time at which this Tuple expires and MUST be
      removed.

6.1.2.  Local Attached Network Set

   A router's Local Attached Network Set records its local non-OLSRv2
   interfaces via which it can act as gateways to other networks.  The
   Local Attached Network Set is not modified by this protocol.  This
   protocol MAY respond to changes to the Local Attached Network Set,
   which MUST reflect corresponding changes in the router's status.  It
   consists of Local Attached Network Tuples:

      (AL_net_addr, AL_dist)

   where:

   AL_net_addr  is the network address of an attached network which can
      be reached via this router.

   AL_dist  is the number of hops to the network with address
      AL_net_addr from this router.

   Attached networks local to this router SHOULD be treated as local



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   non-MANET interfaces, and added to the Local Interface Set, as
   specified in [NHDP], rather than being added to the Local Attached
   Network Set.

   An attached network MAY also be attached to other routers.

   It is not the responsibility of OLSRv2 to maintain routes from this
   router to networks recorded in the Local Attached Network Set.

   Local Attached Neighbor Tuples are removed from the Local Attached
   Network Set only when the routers' local attached network
   configuration changes, i.e., they are not subject to timer-based
   expiration or changes due to received messages.

6.2.  Neighbor Information Base

   Each Neighbor Tuple in the Neighbor Set, defined in [NHDP], has these
   additional elements:

   N_willingness  is the router's willingness to be selected as an MPR,
      in the range from WILL_NEVER to WILL_ALWAYS, both inclusive;

   N_mpr  is a boolean flag, describing if this neighbor is selected as
      an MPR by this router;

   N_mpr_selector  is a boolean flag, describing if this neighbor has
      selected this router as an MPR, i.e., is an MPR selector of this
      router.

6.3.  Topology Information Base

   The Topology Information Base stores information required for the
   generation and processing of TC messages, and information received in
   TC messages.  The Advertised Neighbor Set contains addresses of
   symmetric 1-hop neighbors which are to be reported in TC messages.
   The Advertising Remote Router Set, the Topology Set and the Attached
   Network Set record information received in TC messages.

   Additionally, a Routing Set is maintained, derived from the
   information recorded in the Neighborhood Information Base, Topology
   Set, Attached Network Set and Advertising Remote Router Set.

6.3.1.  Advertised Neighbor Set

   A router's Advertised Neighbor Set contains addresses of symmetric
   1-hop neighbors which are to be advertised through TC messages.  It
   consists of Advertised Neighbor Tuples:




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      (A_neighbor_addr)

   In addition, an Advertised Neighbor Set Sequence Number (ANSN) is
   maintained.  Each time the Advertised Neighbor Set is updated, the
   ANSN MUST be incremented.  The ANSN MUST also be incremented if there
   is a change to the set of Local Attached Network Tuples that are to
   be advertised in the router's TC messages.

   The Advertised Neighbor Set for a router is derived from the Neighbor
   Set of that same router, specifically, each address in the
   N_neighbor_addr_list of a Neighbor Tuple MUST be an A_neighbor_addr
   if the corresponding N_mpr_selector = true, and MAY be an
   A_neighbor_addr if the corresponding N_mpr_selector = false.  No
   other address may be an A_neighbor_addr.  The Advertised Neighbor Set
   MUST therefore be updated when the Neighbor Set changes, see
   Section 13.  Advertised Neighbor Tuples are not subject to timer-
   based expiration.

6.3.2.  Advertising Remote Router Set

   A router's Advertising Remote Router Set records information
   describing each remote router in the network that transmits TC
   messages.  It consists of Advertising Remote Router Tuples:

      (AR_orig_addr, AR_seq_number, AR_addr_list, AR_time)

   where:

   AR_orig_addr  is the originator address of a received TC message,
      note that this does not include a prefix length;

   AR_seq_number  is the greatest ANSN in any TC message received which
      originated from the router with originator address AR_orig_addr
      (i.e., which contributed to the information contained in this
      Tuple);

   AR_addr_list  is an unordered list of the addresses of the router
      with originator address AR_orig_addr;

   AR_time  is the time at which this Tuple expires and MUST be removed.

6.3.3.  Topology Set

   A router's Topology Set records topology information about the
   network.  It consists of Topology Tuples:

      (T_dest_addr, T_orig_addr, T_seq_number, T_time)




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   where:

   T_dest_addr  is an address of a destination router, which may be
      reached in one hop from the router with originator address
      T_orig_addr;

   T_orig_addr  is the originator address of a router which is the last
      hop on a path towards the router with address T_dest_addr, note
      that this does not include a prefix length;

   T_seq_number  is the greatest ANSN in any TC message received which
      originated from the router with originator address T_orig_addr
      (i.e., which contributed to the information contained in this
      Tuple);

   T_time  specifies the time at which this Tuple expires and MUST be
      removed.

6.3.4.  Attached Network Set

   A router's Attached Network Set records information about networks
   attached to other routers.  It consists of Attached Network Tuples:

      (AN_net_addr, AN_orig_addr, AN_dist, AN_seq_number, AN_time)

   where:

   AN_net_addr  is the network address of an attached network, which may
      be reached via the router with originator address AN_orig_addr;

   AN_orig_addr  is the originator address of a router which can act as
      gateway to the network with address AN_net_addr, note that this
      does not include a prefix length;

   AN_dist  is the number of hops to the network with address
      AN_net_addr from the router with originator address AN_orig_addr;

   AN_seq_number  is the greatest ANSN in any TC message received which
      originated from the router with originator address AN_orig_addr
      (i.e., which contributed to the information contained in this
      Tuple);

   AN_time  specifies the time at which this Tuple expires and MUST be
      removed.







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6.3.5.  Routing Set

   A router's Routing Set records the selected path to each destination
   for which a route is known.  It consists of Routing Tuples:

      (R_dest_addr, R_next_iface_addr, R_dist, R_local_iface_addr)

   where:

   R_dest_addr  is the address of the destination, either the address of
      an interface of a destination router, or the network address of an
      attached network;

   R_next_iface_addr  is the address of the "next hop" on the selected
      path to the destination;

   R_dist  is the number of hops on the selected path to the
      destination;

   R_local_iface_addr  is the address of the local OLSRv2 interface over
      which a packet MUST be sent to reach the destination by the
      selected path.

   The Routing Set for a router is derived from the contents of the
   other sets of the router, and is updated (Routing Tuples added or
   removed) when routing paths are calculated.  Routing Tuples are not
   subject to timer-based expiration.

6.4.  Processing and Forwarding Information Base

   The Processing and Forwarding Information Base records information
   required to ensure that a message is processed at most once and is
   forwarded at most once per OLSRv2 interface of a router, using MPR
   flooding.

6.4.1.  Received Set

   A router has a Received Set per local OLSRv2 interface.  Each
   Received Set records the signatures of messages which have been
   received over that OLSRv2 interface.  Each consists of Received
   Tuples:

      (RX_type, RX_orig_addr, RX_seq_number, RX_time)

   where:






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   RX_type  is the received Message Type;

   RX_orig_addr  is the originator address of the received message;

   RX_seq_number  is the message sequence number of the received
      message;

   RX_time  specifies the time at which this Tuple expires and MUST be
      removed.

6.4.2.  Processed Set

   A router's Processed Set records signatures of messages which have
   been processed by the router.  It consists of Processed Tuples:

      (P_type, P_orig_addr, P_seq_number, P_time)

   where:

   P_type  is the processed Message Type;

   P_orig_addr  is the originator address of the processed message;

   P_seq_number  is the message sequence number of the processed
      message;

   P_time  specifies the time at which this Tuple expires and MUST be
      removed.

6.4.3.  Forwarded Set

   A router's Forwarded Set records signatures of messages which have
   been processed by the router.  It consists of Forwarded Tuples:

      (F_type, F_orig_addr, F_seq_number, F_time)

   where:

   F_type  is the forwarded Message Type;

   F_orig_addr  is the originator address of the forwarded message;

   F_seq_number  is the message sequence number of the forwarded
      message;







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   F_time  specifies the time at which this Tuple expires and MUST be
      removed.

6.4.4.  Relay Set

   A router has a Relay Set per local OLSRv2 interface.  Each Relay Set
   records the addresses of symmetric 1-hop neighbors, such that the
   router is to forward messages received from those neighbors' OLSRv2
   interfaces, on that local OLSRv2 interface, if not otherwise excluded
   from forwarding that message (e.g., by it having been previously
   forwarded).  It consists of Relay Tuples:

      (RY_neighbor_iface_addr)

   The Relay Set for an interface is derived from the Link Set for the
   same interface, and so Relay Tuples are removed when the
   corresponding Link Tuples in the Link Set of this interface are
   removed, or when processing otherwise suggests their removal.  Relay
   Tuples are not subject to timer-based expiration.

7.  Message Processing and Forwarding

   On receiving a packet, as defined in [RFC5444], a router divides the
   packet into the Packet Header and messages.  OLSRv2 defines, and
   hence owns, the TC Message Type, and hence receives all TC messages.
   OLSRv2 is responsible for determining whether a TC message is to be
   processed (updating Information Bases) and/or forwarded.

   OLSRv2 also receives HELLO messages, which are defined, and hence
   owned, by [NHDP].  Received HELLO messages MUST be made available to
   OLSRv2 when received on an OLSRv2 interface and after NHDP has
   completed its processing thereof.  OLSRv2 also processes HELLO
   messages, OLSRv2 does not forward HELLO messages.

   Extensions to OLSRv2 which define, and hence own, other Messages
   Types, MAY manage the processing and/or forwarding of these messages
   using the same mechanism as for TC messages.  These mechanisms
   contain elements (P_type, RX_type, F_type) required only for such
   usage.

   The processing selection and forwarding mechanisms are designed to
   only need to parse the Message Header in order to determine whether a
   message is to be processed and/or forwarded, and not to have to parse
   the Message Body even if the message is forwarded (but not
   processed).  An implementation MAY either only parse the Message Body
   if necessary, or MAY always parse the Message Body.  An
   implementation MUST discard the message silently if it is unable to
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   OLSRv2 does not require any part of the Packet Header.

7.1.  Actions when Receiving a Message

   If the router receives a HELLO message from [NHDP], then the message
   is processed according to Section 10.

   A router MUST perform the following tasks for each received TC
   message or other Message Type defined by an extension to OLSRv2 and
   specified to use this process:

   1.  If the router recognizes from the originator address of the
       message that the message is one which the receiving router itself
       originated (i.e. is the current originator address of the router,
       or is an O_orig_addr in an Originator Tuple) then the message
       MUST be silently discarded.

   2.  Otherwise:

       1.  Otherwise:

           1.  If the message is of a type which may be processed,
               including being a TC message, then the message is
               considered for processing according to Section 7.2, AND;

           2.  If for the message is of a type which may be forwarded,
               including being a TC message, AND:

               -  <msg-hop-limit> is present and <msg-hop-limit> > 1,
                  AND;

               -  <msg-hop-count> is not present or <msg-hop-count> <
                  255

               then the message is considered for forwarding according
               to Section 7.3.

7.2.  Message Considered for Processing

   If a message (the "current message") is considered for processing,
   then the following tasks MUST be performed:

   1.  If a Processed Tuple exists with:

       *  P_type = the Message Type of the current message, AND;

       *  P_orig_addr = the originator address of the current message,
          AND;



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       *  P_seq_number = the message sequence number of the current
          message;

       then the current message MUST NOT be processed.

   2.  Otherwise:

       1.  Create a Processed Tuple with:

           +  P_type := the Message Type of the current message;

           +  P_orig_addr := the originator address of the current
              message;

           +  P_seq_number := the sequence number of the current
              message;

           +  P_time := current time + P_HOLD_TIME.

       2.  Process the current message according to its type.  For a TC
           message this is as defined in Section 12.

7.3.  Message Considered for Forwarding

   If a message (the "current message") is considered for forwarding,
   then the following tasks MUST be performed:

   1.  If the sending address (i.e., the source address of the IP
       datagram containing the current message) does not match (taking
       into account any address prefix) an address in an
       L_neighbor_iface_addr_list of a Link Tuple, with L_status =
       SYMMETRIC, in the Link Set for the OLSRv2 interface on which the
       current message was received (the "receiving interface") then the
       current message MUST be silently discarded.

   2.  Otherwise:

       1.  If a Received Tuple exists in the Received Set for the
           receiving interface, with:

           +  RX_type = the Message Type of the current message, AND;

           +  RX_orig_addr = the originator address of the current
              message, AND;

           +  RX_seq_number = the sequence number of the current
              message;




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           then the current message MUST be silently discarded.

       2.  Otherwise:

           1.  Create a Received Tuple in the Received Set for the
               receiving interface with:

               -  RX_type := the Message Type of the current message;

               -  RX_orig_addr := originator address of the current
                  message;

               -  RX_seq_number := sequence number of the current
                  message;

               -  RX_time := current time + RX_HOLD_TIME.

           2.  If a Forwarded Tuple exists with:

               -  F_type = the Message Type of the current message, AND;

               -  F_orig_addr = the originator address of the current
                  message, AND;

               -  F_seq_number = the sequence number of the current
                  message.

               then the current message MUST be silently discarded.

           3.  Otherwise if the sending address matches (taking account
               of any address prefix) an RY_neighbor_iface_addr in the
               Relay Set for the receiving interface, then:

               1.  Create a Forwarded Tuple with:

                   o  F_type := the Message Type of the current message;

                   o  F_orig_addr := originator address of the current
                      message;

                   o  F_seq_number := sequence number of the current
                      message;

                   o  F_time := current time + F_HOLD_TIME.

               2.  The Message Header of the current message is modified
                   by:




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                   o  if present, decrement <msg-hop-limit> in the
                      Message Header by 1, AND;

                   o  if present, increment <msg-hop-count> in the
                      Message Header by 1.

               3.  For each OLSRv2 interface of the router, include the
                   message in a packet to be transmitted on that OLSRv2
                   interface, as described in Section 8.  This packet
                   MAY contain other forwarded messages and/or messages
                   generated by this router, including by other
                   protocols using [RFC5444].  Forwarded messages MAY be
                   jittered as described in [RFC5148].  The value of
                   MAXJITTER used in jittering a forwarded message MAY
                   be based on information in that message (in
                   particular any INTERVAL_TIME or VALIDITY_TIME TLVs in
                   that message) or otherwise SHOULD be with a maximum
                   delay of F_MAXJITTER.  A router MAY modify the jitter
                   applied to a message in order to more efficiently
                   combine messages in packets, as long as the maximum
                   jitter is not exceeded.

8.  Packets and Messages

   The packet and message format used by OLSRv2 is defined in [RFC5444].
   Except as otherwise noted, options defined in [RFC5444] may be freely
   used, in particular alternative formats defined by packet, message,
   Address Block and TLV flags.

   OLSRv2 defines and owns the TC Message Type.  OLSRv2 also modifies
   HELLO messages (owned by [NHDP]) by adding TLVs to these messages
   when sent over OLSRv2 interfaces, and processes these HELLO messages,
   subsequent to their processing by NHDP.  Extensions to OLSRv2 MAY
   define additional Message Types to be handled similarly to TC
   messages.

   Routers using OLSRv2 exchange information through messages.  One or
   more messages sent by a router at the same time SHOULD be combined
   into a single packet.  These messages may have originated at the
   sending router, or have originated at another router and are
   forwarded by the sending router.  Messages with different originating
   routers MAY be combined for transmission within the same packet.
   Messages from other protocols defined using [RFC5444] MAY be combined
   for transmission within the same packet.

   The remainder of this section defines, within the framework of
   [RFC5444], Message Types and TLVs specific to OLSRv2.  All references
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   assume Type Extension = 0.  TLVs in processed messages with a type
   extension which is neither zero as so assumed, nor a specifically
   indicated non-zero type extension, are ignored.

8.1.  HELLO Messages

   A HELLO message in OLSRv2 is generated as specified in [NHDP].  In
   addition, an OLSRv2 router MUST be able to modify such messages,
   prior to these being sent on an OLSRv2 interface, so that such HELLO
   messages:

   o  MUST include TLV(s) with Type := MPR associated with all addresses
      that:

      *  are included in the HELLO message associated with a TLV with
         Type = LINK_STATUS and Value = SYMMETRIC; AND

      *  are included in a Neighbor Tuple with N_mpr = true.

   o  MUST NOT include any TLVs with Type = MPR associated with any
      other addresses.

   o  MAY include a message TLV with Type := MPR_WILLING, indicating the
      router's willingness to be selected as an MPR.

   An OLSRv2 router MUST also be able to process any HELLO message
   received on an OLSRv2 interface, subsequent to the processing
   specified in [NHDP].

8.1.1.  HELLO Message TLVs

   In a HELLO message, a router MUST include an MPR_WILLING Message TLV
   as specified in Table 1, unless WILLINGNESS = WILL_DEFAULT (in which
   case it MAY be included).  A router MUST NOT include more than one
   MPR_WILLING Message TLV.

   +-------------+--------------+--------------------------------------+
   |     Type    | Value Length | Value                                |
   +-------------+--------------+--------------------------------------+
   | MPR_WILLING |    1 octet   | Router parameter WILLINGNESS; unused |
   |             |              | bits (based on the maximum           |
   |             |              | willingness value WILL_ALWAYS) are   |
   |             |              | RESERVED and SHOULD be set to zero.  |
   +-------------+--------------+--------------------------------------+

                                  Table 1

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   then the router MUST be assumed to have WILLINGNESS equal to
   WILL_DEFAULT.

8.1.2.  HELLO Message Address Block TLVs

   In a HELLO message, a router MAY include MPR Address Block TLV(s) as
   specified in Table 2.

                      +------+--------------+-------+
                      | Type | Value Length | Value |
                      +------+--------------+-------+
                      |  MPR |   0 octets   | None. |
                      +------+--------------+-------+

                                  Table 2

8.2.  TC Messages

   A TC message MUST contain:

   o  <msg-orig-addr>, <msg-seq-num> and <msg-hop-limit> elements in its
      Message Header, as specified in [RFC5444].

   o  A <msg-hop-count> element in its Message Header if the message
      contains a TLV with either Type = VALIDITY_TIME or Type =
      INTERVAL_TIME indicating more than one time value according to
      distance.  (A TC message MAY contain <msg-hop-count> even if it
      does not need to.)

   o  A single Message TLV with Type := CONT_SEQ_NUM, and Type Extension
      := COMPLETE or Type Extension := INCOMPLETE, as specified in
      Section 8.2.1 (for complete and incomplete TC messages,
      respectively).

   o  A Message TLV with Type := VALIDITY_TIME, as specified in
      [RFC5497].  The options included in [RFC5497] for representing
      zero and infinite times MUST NOT be used.

   o  All of the router's addresses.  These MUST be included in the
      message's Address Blocks, unless:

      *  the router has a single interface, with a single address with
         maximum prefix length; AND

      *  that address is the router's originator address.

      In this exceptional case, the address will be included as the
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      message's Address Blocks.

   o  TLV(s) with Type := LOCAL_IF and Value := UNSPEC_IF associated
      with all of the router's addresses.

   o  If the TC message is complete, all addresses in the Advertised
      Address Set and all addresses in the Local Attached Network Set,
      the latter (only) with associated GATEWAY Address Block TLV(s), as
      specified in Section 8.2.2.

   A TC message MAY contain:

   o  If the TC message is incomplete, any addresses in the Advertised
      Address Set and any addresses in the Local Attached Network Set,
      the latter (only) with associated GATEWAY Address Block TLV(s), as
      specified in Section 8.2.2.

   o  A Message TLV with Type := INTERVAL_TIME, as specified in
      [RFC5497].  The options included in [RFC5497] for representing
      zero and infinite times MUST NOT be used.

8.2.1.  TC Message TLVs

   In a TC message, a router MUST include a single CONT_SEQ_NUM Message
   TLV, as specified in Table 3, and with Type Extension = COMPLETE or
   Type Extension = INCOMPLETE, according to whether the TC message is
   complete or incomplete.

   +--------------+--------------+-------------------------------------+
   |     Type     | Value Length | Value                               |
   +--------------+--------------+-------------------------------------+
   | CONT_SEQ_NUM |   2 octets   | The ANSN contained in the           |
   |              |              | Advertised Neighbor Set.            |
   +--------------+--------------+-------------------------------------+

                                  Table 3

8.2.2.  TC Message Address Block TLVs

   In a TC message, a router MAY include GATEWAY Address Block TLV(s) as
   specified in Table 4.










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     +---------+--------------+-------------------------------------+
     |   Type  | Value Length | Value                               |
     +---------+--------------+-------------------------------------+
     | GATEWAY |    1 octet   | Number of hops to attached network. |
     +---------+--------------+-------------------------------------+

                                  Table 4

   GATEWAY Address Block TLV(s) MUST be associated with all attached
   network addresses, and MUST NOT be associated with any other
   addresses.

9.  HELLO Message Generation

   An OLSRv2 HELLO message is composed and generated as defined in
   [NHDP], with the following additions:

   o  A Message TLV with Type := MPR_WILLING and Value := WILLINGNESS
      MUST be included, unless WILLINGNESS = WILL_DEFAULT (in which case
      it MAY be included).

   o  For each address which is included in the message with an
      associated TLV with Type = LINK_STATUS and Value = SYMMETRIC, and
      is of an MPR (i.e. the address is in the N_neighbor_addr_list of a
      Neighbor Tuple with N_mpr = true), that address (including a
      different copy of that address, in the same or a different Address
      Block) MUST be associated with an Address Block TLV with Type :=
      MPR.

   o  For each address which is included in the message and is not
      associated with a TLV with Type = LINK_STATUS and Value =
      SYMMETRIC, or is not of an MPR (i.e. the address is not in the
      N_neighbor_addr_list of a Neighbor Tuple with N_mpr = true), that
      address (including different copies of that address, in the same
      or different Address Blocks) MUST NOT be associated with an
      Address Block TLV with Type := MPR.

   o  An additional HELLO message MAY be sent when the router's set of
      MPRs changes, in addition to the cases specified in [NHDP], and
      subject to the same constraints.

9.1.  HELLO Message: Transmission

   HELLO messages are included in packets as specified in [RFC5444].
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10.  HELLO Message Processing

   All HELLO message processing, including determination of whether a
   message is invalid, considers only TLVs with Type Extension = 0.
   TLVs with any other type extension are ignored.  All references to,
   for example, a TLV with Type = MPR_WILLING refer to a TLV with Type =
   MPR_WILLING and Type Extension = 0.

   In addition to the reasons specified in [NHDP], for discarding a
   HELLO message on reception, a HELLO message MUST NOT:

   o  Have more than one TLV with Type = MPR_WILLING in its Message TLV
      Block, where TLVs have different Values.

   o  Contain any address associated with a TLV with Type = MPR, where
      that address (including a different copy of that address, in the
      same or a different Address Block) which is not also associated
      with the single Value SYMMETRIC by a TLV with Type = LINK_STATUS
      or Type = OTHER_NEIGHB.

   Such a HELLO message MAY be discarded before processing.  If it is
   not then all TLVs with the type(s) for which an error was indicated
   MUST be ignored (treated as not present) in the following processing.

   HELLO messages are first processed as specified in [NHDP].  The
   router MUST identify the Neighbor Tuple corresponding to the
   originator of the HELLO message (the "current Neighbor Tuple") and
   update its N_willingness as described in Section 10.1 and its
   N_mpr_selector as described in Section 10.2.  Following these, the
   router MUST also perform the processing defined in Section 10.3.

10.1.  Updating Willingness

   N_willingness in the current Neighbor Tuple is updated as follows:

   1.  If the HELLO message contains a Message TLV with Type =
       MPR_WILLING then N_willingness := the Value of that TLV;

   2.  Otherwise, N_willingness := WILL_DEFAULT.

10.2.  Updating MPR Selectors

   N_mpr_selector is updated as follows:

   1.  If a router finds any of its local addresses with an associated
       TLV with Type = MPR in the HELLO message (indicating that the
       originator router has selected the receiving router as an MPR)
       then, for the current Neighbor Tuple:



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       *  N_mpr_selector := true

   2.  Otherwise, if a router finds any of its own addresses with an
       associated TLV with Type = LINK_STATUS and Value = SYMMETRIC in
       the HELLO message, then for the current Neighbor Tuple:

       *  N_mpr_selector := false

10.3.  Symmetric 1-Hop and 2-Hop Neighborhood Changes

   A router MUST also perform the following:

   1.  If N_symmetric of a Neighbor Tuple changes from true to false,
       for that Neighbor Tuple:

       *  N_mpr_selector := false

   2.  The set of MPRs of a router MUST be recalculated if:

       *  a Link Tuple is added with L_status = SYMMETRIC, OR;

       *  a Link Tuple with L_status = SYMMETRIC is removed, OR;

       *  a Link Tuple with L_status = SYMMETRIC changes to having
          L_status = HEARD or L_status = LOST, OR;

       *  a Link Tuple with L_status = HEARD or L_status = LOST changes
          to having L_status = SYMMETRIC, OR;

       *  a 2-Hop Tuple is added or removed, OR;

       *  the N_willingness of a Neighbor Tuple with N_symmetric = true
          changes from WILL_NEVER to any other value, OR;

       *  the N_willingness of a Neighbor Tuple with N_symmetric = true
          and N_mpr = true changes to WILL_NEVER from any other value,
          OR;

       *  the N_willingness of a Neighbor Tuple with N_symmetric = true
          and N_mpr = false changes to WILL_ALWAYS from any other value.

   3.  Otherwise the set of MPRs of a router MAY be recalculated if the
       N_willingness of a Neighbor Tuple with N_symmetric = true changes
       in any other way; it SHOULD be recalculated if N_mpr = false and
       this is an increase in N_willingness or if N_mpr = true and this
       is a decrease in N_willingness.

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   described in Section 14.  Before that calculation, the N_mpr of all
   Neighbor Tuples are set false.  After that calculation the N_mpr of
   all Neighbor Tuples representing symmetric 1-hop neighbors which are
   chosen as MPRs, are set true.

11.  TC Message Generation

   A router with one or more OLSRv2 interfaces, and with a non-empty
   Advertised Neighbor Set or a non-empty Local Attached Network Set
   MUST generate TC messages.  A router with an empty Advertised
   Neighbor Set and empty Local Attached Network Set SHOULD also
   generate "empty" TC messages for a period A_HOLD_TIME after it last
   generated a non-empty TC message.  TC messages (non-empty and empty)
   are generated according to the following:

   1.  The message originator address MUST be set to the router's
       originator address.

   2.  The message hop count, if included, MUST be set to zero.

   3.  The message hop limit MUST be set to a value greater than 1.  A
       router MAY use the same hop limit TC_HOP_LIMIT in all TC
       messages, or use different values of the hop limit TC_HOP_LIMIT
       in TC messages, see Section 5.8.

   4.  The message MUST contain a Message TLV with Type := CONT_SEQ_NUM
       and Value := ANSN from the Advertised Neighbor Set. If the TC
       message is complete then this Message TLV MUST have Type
       Extension := COMPLETE, otherwise it MUST have Type Extension :=
       INCOMPLETE.

   5.  The message MUST contain a Message TLV with Type :=
       VALIDITY_TIME, as specified in [RFC5497].  If all TC messages are
       sent with the same hop limit then this TLV MUST have Value :=
       T_HOLD_TIME.  If TC messages are sent with different hop limits
       (more than one value of TC_HOP_LIMIT) then this TLV MUST specify
       times which vary with the number of hops distance appropriate to
       the chosen pattern of TC message hop limits, as specified in
       [RFC5497], these times SHOULD be appropriate multiples of
       T_HOLD_TIME.

   6.  The message MAY contain a Message TLV with Type := INTERVAL_TIME,
       as specified in [RFC5497].  If all TC messages are sent with the
       same hop limit then this TLV MUST have Value := TC_INTERVAL.  If
       TC messages are sent with different hop limits, then this TLV
       MUST specify times which vary with the number of hops distance
       appropriate to the chosen pattern of TC message hop limits, as
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       multiples of TC_INTERVAL.

   7.  Unless the router has a single interface, with a single address
       with maximum prefix length, and that address is the router's
       originator address, the message MUST contain all of the router's
       addresses (i.e. all addresses in an I_local_iface_addr_list) in
       its Address Blocks.

   8.  All addresses of the router's interfaces that are included in an
       Address Block MUST each be associated with a TLV with Type :=
       LOCAL_IF and Value := UNSPEC_IF.

   9.  A complete message MUST include, and an incomplete message MAY
       include, in its Address Blocks:

       1.  Each A_neighbor_addr from the Advertised Neighbor Set;

       2.  AL_net_addr from each Local Attached Neighbor Tuple, each
           associated with a TLV with Type := GATEWAY and Value :=
           AL_dist.

11.1.  TC Message: Transmission

   Complete TC messages are generated and transmitted periodically on
   all OLSRv2 interfaces, with a default interval between two
   consecutive TC transmissions by the same router of TC_INTERVAL.

   TC messages MAY be generated in response to a change of contents,
   indicated by a change in ANSN.  In this case a router MAY send a
   complete TC message, and if so MAY re-start its TC message schedule.
   Alternatively a router MAY send an incomplete TC message with at
   least the new content in its Address Blocks.  Note that a router
   cannot report removal of advertised content using an incomplete TC
   message.

   When sending a TC message in response to a change of contents, a
   router must respect a minimum interval of TC_MIN_INTERVAL between
   generated TC messages.  Sending an incomplete TC message MUST NOT
   cause the interval between complete TC messages to be increased, and
   thus a router MUST NOT send an incomplete TC message if within
   TC_MIN_INTERVAL of the next scheduled complete TC message.

   The generation of TC messages, whether scheduled or triggered by a
   change of contents MAY be jittered as described in [RFC5148].  The
   values of MAXJITTER used SHOULD be:

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   o  TT_MAXJITTER for responsive TC message generation.

   TC messages are included in packets as specified in [RFC5444].  These
   packets MAY contain other messages, including HELLO messages and TC
   messages with different originator addresses.  TC messages are
   forwarded according to the specification in Section 7.3.

12.  TC Message Processing

   On receiving a TC message, a router MUST first check if the message
   is invalid for processing by this router, as defined in Section 12.1.
   Otherwise the receiving router MUST update its appropriate Interface
   Information Base and its Router Information Base as specified in
   Section 12.2.

   All TC message processing, including determination of whether a
   message is invalid, unless otherwise noted considers only TLVs with
   Type Extension = 0.  TLVs with any other type extension (or any
   unmentioned type extension when other type extensions are considered)
   are ignored.  All references to, for example, a TLV with Type =
   VALIDITY_TIME refer to a TLV with Type = VALIDITY_TIME and Type
   Extension = 0.

12.1.  Invalid Message

   A received TC message is invalid for processing by this router if any
   of the following conditions are true.

   o  The Message Header does not include an originator address, a
      message sequence number, and a hop limit.

   o  The Message Header a hop count, and contains a multi-value TLV
      with Type = VALIDITY_TIME or Type == INTERVAL_TIME, as defined in
      [RFC5497].

   o  The message does not have a single TLV with Type = VALIDITY_TIME
      in its Message TLV Block.

   o  The message has more than one TLV with Type = INTERVAL_TIME in its
      Message TLV Block.

   o  The message does not have a TLV with Type = CONT_SEQ_NUM and Type
      Extension = COMPLETE or Type Extension = INCOMPLETE in its Message
      TLV Block.

   o  The message has more than one TLV with Type = CONT_SEQ_NUM and
      Type Extension = COMPLETE or Type Extension = INCOMPLETE in its
      Message TLV Block, and these do not have the same type extension



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      and the same Value.

   o  The message has any Address Block TLV(s) with Type = LOCAL_IF and
      any single Value(s) which are not equal to UNSPEC_IF.

   o  Any address associated with a TLV with Type = LOCAL_IF is one of
      the receiving router's current or recently used addresses (i.e. is
      in any I_local_iface_addr_list in the Local Interface Set or is
      equal to any IR_local_iface_addr in the Removed Interface Address
      Set).

   o  Any address (including different copies of an address, in the same
      or different Address Blocks) is associated with more than one
      single Value by one or more TLV(s) with Type = GATEWAY.

   A router MAY recognize additional reasons for identifying that a
   message is invalid.  An invalid message MUST be silently discarded,
   without updating the router's Information Bases.

12.2.  Initial TC Message Processing

   When, according to Section 7.2, a TC message is to be "processed
   according to its type", this means that:

   o  If the TC message contains a Message TLV with Type = CONT_SEQ_NUM
      and Type Extension = COMPLETE, then processing according to
      Section 12.3 and then according to Section 12.4 is carried out.

   o  If the TC message contains a Message TLV with Type = CONT_SEQ_NUM
      and Type Extension = INCOMPLETE, then only processing according to
      Section 12.3 is carried out.

   For the purposes of this section:

   o  "originator address" refers to the originator address in the TC
      Message Header.

   o  "validity time" is calculated from a VALIDITY_TIME Message TLV in
      the TC message according to the specification in [RFC5497].  All
      information in the TC message has the same validity time.

   o  "ANSN" is defined as being the Value of a Message TLV with Type =
      CONT_SEQ_NUM.

   o  "sending address list" refers to the list of addresses in all
      Address Blocks which have associated TLV(s) with Type = LOCAL_IF
      and Value = UNSPEC_IF.  If the sending address list is otherwise
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      sending address list, with maximum prefix length.

   o  Comparisons of sequence numbers are carried out as specified in
      Section 18.

12.3.  Initial TC Message Processing

   The TC message is processed as follows:

   1.  The Advertising Remote Router Set is updated according to
       Section 12.3.1; if the TC message is indicated as discarded in
       that processing then the following steps are not carried out.

   2.  The Topology Set is updated according to Section 12.3.2.

   3.  The Attached Network Set is updated according to Section 12.3.3.

12.3.1.  Populating the Advertising Remote Router Set

   The router MUST update its Advertising Remote Router Set as follows:

   1.  If there is an Advertising Remote Router Tuple with:

       *  AR_orig_addr = originator address; AND

       *  AR_seq_number > ANSN

       then the TC message MUST be discarded.

   2.  Otherwise:

       1.  If there is no Advertising Remote Router Tuple such that:

           +  AR_orig_addr = originator address;

           then create an Advertising Remote Router Tuple with:

           +  AR_orig_addr := originator address.

       2.  This Advertising Remote Router Tuple (existing or new, the
           "current tuple") is then modified as follows:

           +  AR_seq_number := ANSN;

           +  AR_time := current time + validity time.

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       3.  For each other Advertising Remote Router Tuple (with a
           different AR_orig_addr, the "other tuple") whose AR_addr_list
           contains any address in the AR_addr_list of the current
           tuple:

           1.  remove all Topology Tuples with T_orig_addr =
               AR_orig_addr of the other tuple;

           2.  remove all Attached Network Tuples with AN_orig_addr =
               AR_orig_addr of the other tuple;

           3.  remove the other tuple.

12.3.2.  Populating the Topology Set

   The router MUST update its Topology Set as follows:

   1.  For each address (henceforth advertised address) in an Address
       Block that does not have an associated TLV with Type = LOCAL_IF,
       or an associated TLV with Type = GATEWAY:

       1.  If there is no Topology Tuple such that:

           +  T_dest_addr = advertised address; AND

           +  T_orig_addr = originator address

           then create a new Topology Tuple with:

           +  T_dest_addr := advertised address;

           +  T_orig_addr := originator address.

       2.  This Topology Tuple (existing or new) is then modified as
           follows:

           +  T_seq_number := ANSN;

           +  T_time := current time + validity time.

12.3.3.  Populating the Attached Network Set

   The router MUST update its Attached Network Set as follows:

   1.  For each address (henceforth network address) in an Address Block
       that does not have an associated TLV with Type = LOCAL_IF, and
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       1.  If there is no Attached Network Tuple such that:

           +  AN_net_addr = network address; AND

           +  AN_orig_addr = originator address

           then create a new Attached Network Tuple with:

           +  AN_net_addr := network address;

           +  AN_orig_addr := originator address

       2.  This Attached Network Tuple (existing or new) is then
           modified as follows:

           +  AN_dist := the Value of the associated GATEWAY TLV;

           +  AN_seq_number := ANSN;

           +  AN_time := current time + validity time.

12.4.  Completing TC Message Processing

   The TC message is processed as follows:

   1.  The Topology Set is updated according to Section 12.4.1.

   2.  The Attached Network Set is updated according to Section 12.4.2.

12.4.1.  Purging the Topology Set

   The Topology Set MUST be updated as follows:

   1.  Any Topology Tuples with:

       *  T_orig_addr = originator address; AND

       *  T_seq_number < ANSN

       MUST be removed.

12.4.2.  Purging the Attached Network Set

   The Attached Network Set MUST be updated as follows:

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       *  AN_orig_addr = originator address; AND

       *  AN_seq_number < ANSN

       MUST be removed.

13.  Information Base Changes

   1.  The Originator Set in the Local Information Base MUST be updated
       when the router changes originator address.  If there is no
       Originator Tuple with:

       *  O_orig_addr = old originator address

       then create an Originator Tuple with:

       *  O_orig_addr := old originator address

       This Originator Tuple (existing or new) is then modified as
       follows:

       *  O_time := current time + O_HOLD_TIME

   2.  The Advertised Neighbor Set in the Topology Information Base MUST
       be changed when the Neighbor Set changes.  The following changes
       are required:

       1.  If an address in an N_neighbor_addr_list in a Neighbor Tuple
           is removed (including when that Neighbor Tuple is removed)
           and that address is also an A_neighbor_addr in an Advertised
           Neighbor Tuple, then that Advertised Neighbor Tuple MUST be
           removed.

       2.  If an address is added to an N_neighbor_addr_list in a
           Neighbor Tuple with N_mpr_selector = true (including when
           such a Neighbor Tuple is added) or for each address in an
           N_neighbor_addr_list in a Neighbor Tuple whose N_mpr_selector
           has changed from false to true, and that address is not
           already an A_neighbor_addr in an Advertised Neighbor Tuple,
           then an Advertised Neighbor Tuple MUST be added to the
           Advertised Neighbor Set with A_neighbor_addr equal to that
           address.

       Other changes to the Advertised Neighbor Set MAY be made when the
       Neighbor Set changes, in particular if the N_mpr_selector of a
       Neighbor Tuple changes from true to false, then the Advertised
       Neighbor Tuples whose A_neighbor_addr are addresses in the
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   3.  The Topology Set and the Attached Network Set in the Topology
       Information Base MUST be changed when an Advertising Remote
       Router Tuple expires (AR_time is reached).  The following changes
       are required before the Advertising Remote Router Tuple is
       removed:

       1.  All Topology Tuples with:

           +  T_orig_addr = AR_orig_addr of the Advertising Remote
              Router Tuple

           are removed.

       2.  All Attached Network Tuples with:

           +  AN_orig_addr = AR_orig_addr of the Advertising Remote
              Router Tuple

           are removed.

14.  Selecting MPRs

   Each router MUST select, from among its willing symmetric 1-hop
   neighbors, a subset of routers as MPRs.  MPRs are used to flood
   control messages from a router into the network, while reducing the
   number of retransmissions that will occur in a region.  Thus, the
   concept of MPR flooding is an optimization of a classical flooding
   mechanism.  MPRs MAY also be used to reduce the shared topology
   information in the network.  Consequently, while it is not essential
   that the set of MPRs is minimal, keeping the number of MPRs small
   ensures that the overhead of OLSRv2 is kept at a minimum.

   A router MUST select MPRs for each of its OLSRv2 interfaces, but then
   forms the union of those sets as its single set of MPRs.  This union
   MUST include all symmetric 1-hop neighbors with willingness
   WILL_ALWAYS.  Only this overall set of MPRs is relevant, the recorded
   and used MPR relationship is one of routers, not interfaces.  Routers
   MAY select their MPRs by any process which satisfies the conditions
   which follow.  Routers can freely interoperate whether they use the
   same or different MPR selection algorithms.

   For each OLSRv2 interface a router MUST select a set of MPRs.  This
   set MUST have the properties that:

   o  All of the selected MPRs are willing symmetric 1-hop neighbors,
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   o  If the selecting router sends a message on that OLSRv2 interface,
      and that message is successfully forwarded by all of the selected
      MPRs for that interface, then all symmetric strict 2-hop neighbors
      of the selecting router through that OLSRv2 interface will receive
      that message on a symmetric link.

   Note that it is always possible to select a valid set of MPRs.  The
   set of all willing symmetric 1-hop neighbors of a router is a
   (maximal) valid set of MPRs for that router.  However a router SHOULD
   NOT select a symmetric 1-hop neighbor with Willingness != WILL_ALWAYS
   as an MPR if there are no symmetric strict 2-hop neighbors with a
   symmetric link to that symmetric 1-hop neighbor.  Thus a router with
   no symmetric 1-hop neighbors with willingness WILL_ALWAYS and with no
   symmetric strict 2-hop neighbors SHOULD NOT select any MPRs.

   A router MAY select its MPRs for each OLSRv2 interface independently,
   or it MAY coordinate its MPR selections across its OLSRv2 interfaces,
   as long as the required condition is satisfied for each OLSRv2
   interface.  Each router MAY select its MPRs independently from the
   MPR selection by other routers, or it MAY, for example, give
   preference to routers that either are, or are not, already selected
   as MPRs by other routers.

   When selecting MPRs for each OLSRv2 interface independently, this MAY
   be done using information from the Link Set and 2-Hop Set of that
   OLSRv2 interface, and the Neighbor Set of the router (specifically
   the N_willingness elements).

   The selection of MPRs (overall, not per OLSRv2 interface) is recorded
   in the Neighbor Set of the router (using the N_mpr elements).  A
   selected MPR MUST be a willing symmetric 1-hop neighbor (i.e. the
   corresponding N_symmetric = true, and the corresponding N_willingness
   != WILL_NEVER).

   A router MUST recalculate its MPRs whenever the currently selected
   set of MPRs does not still satisfy the required conditions.  It MAY
   recalculate its MPRs if the current set of MPRs is still valid, but
   could be more efficient.  It is sufficient to recalculate a router's
   MPRs when there is a change to any of the router's Link Sets
   affecting the symmetry of any link (addition or removal of a Link
   Tuple with L_status = SYMMETRIC, or change of any L_status to or from
   SYMMETRIC), any change to any of the router's 2-Hop Sets, or a change
   of the N_willingness (to or from WILL_NEVER or to WILL_ALWAYS is
   sufficient) of any Neighbor Tuple with N_symmetric = true.

   An algorithm that creates a set of MPRs that satisfies the required
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15.  Populating Derived Sets

   The Relay Sets and the Advertised Neighbor Set of a router are
   denoted derived sets, since updates to these sets are not directly a
   function of message exchanges, but rather are derived from updates to
   other sets, in particular to the MPR selector status of other routers
   recorded in the Neighbor Set.

15.1.  Populating the Relay Set

   The Relay Set for an OLSRv2 interface contains the set of OLSRv2
   interface addresses of those symmetric 1-hop neighbors for which this
   OLSRv2 interface is to relay broadcast traffic.  This set MUST
   contain only addresses of OLSRv2 interfaces with which this OLSRv2
   interface has a symmetric link.  This set MUST include all such
   addresses of all such OLSRv2 interfaces of routers which are MPR
   selectors of this router.

   The Relay Set for an OLSRv2 interface of this router is thus created
   by:

   1.  For each Link Tuple in the Link Set for this OLSRv2 interface
       with L_status = SYMMETRIC, and the corresponding Neighbor Tuple
       with N_neighbor_addr_list containing L_neighbor_iface_addr_list:

       1.  All addresses from L_neighbor_iface_addr_list MUST be
           included in the Relay Set of this OLSRv2 interface if
           N_mpr_selector = true, and otherwise MAY be so included.

15.2.  Populating the Advertised Neighbor Set

   The Advertised Neighbor Set of a router contains all addresses of
   those symmetric 1-hop neighbors to which the router advertises a link
   in its TC messages.  This set MUST include all addresses in all MPR
   selector of this router.

   The Advertised Neighbor Set for this router is thus created by:

   1.  For each Neighbor Tuple with N_symmetric = true:

       1.  All addresses from N_neighbor_addr_list MUST be included in
           the Advertised Neighbor Set if N_mpr_selector = true, and
           otherwise MAY be so included.

   Whenever address(es) are added to or removed from the Advertised
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16.  Routing Set Calculation

   The Routing Set of a router is populated with Routing Tuples that
   represent paths from that router to all destinations in the network.
   These paths are calculated based on the Network Topology Graph, which
   is constructed from information in the Information Bases, obtained
   via HELLO and TC message exchange.

16.1.  Network Topology Graph

   The Network Topology Graph is formed from information from the
   router's Link Sets, Neighbor Set, Topology Set and Attached Network
   Set. The Network Topology Graph SHOULD also use information from the
   router's 2-Hop Sets.  The Network Topology Graph forms that router's
   topological view of the network in form of a directed graph,
   containing the following arcs:

   o  Local symmetric links - all arcs X -> Y such that:

      *  X is an address in the I_local_iface_addr_list of a Local
         Interface Tuple of this router, AND;

      *  Y is an address in the L_neighbor_iface_addr_list of a Link
         Tuple in the corresponding (to the OLSRv2 interface of that
         I_local_iface_addr_list) Link Set which has L_status =
         SYMMETRIC.

   o  2-hop symmetric links - all arcs Y -> Z such that:

      *  Y is an address in the L_neighbor_iface_addr_list of a Link
         Tuple, in any of the router's Link Sets, which has L_status =
         SYMMETRIC, AND;

      *  the Neighbor Tuple with Y in its N_neighbor_addr_list has
         N_willingness not equal to WILL_NEVER, AND;

      *  Z is the N2_2hop_addr of a 2-Hop Tuple in the 2-Hop Set
         corresponding to the OLSRv2 interface of the chosen Link Set.

   o  Advertised symmetric links - all arcs U -> V such that there
      exists a Topology Tuple and a corresponding Advertising Remote
      Router Tuple (i.e. with AR_orig_addr = T_orig_addr) with:

      *  U is in the AR_addr_list of the Advertising Remote Router
         Tuple, AND;

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   o  Symmetric 1-hop neighbor addresses - all arcs Y -> W such that:

      *  Y is, and W is not, an address in the
         L_neighbor_iface_addr_list of a Link Tuple, in any of the
         router's Link Sets, which has L_status = SYMMETRIC, AND;

      *  W and Y are included in the same N_neighbor_addr_list (i.e. the
         one in the Neighbor Tuple whose N_neighbor_addr_list contains
         the L_neighbor_iface_addr_list that includes Y).

   o  Attached network addresses - all arcs U -> T such that there
      exists an Attached Network Tuple and a corresponding Advertising
      Remote Router Tuple (i.e. with AR_orig_addr = AN_orig_addr) with:

      *  U is in the AR_addr_list of the Advertising Remote Router
         Tuple, AND;

      *  T is the AN_net_addr of the Attached Network Tuple.

   All links in the first three cases above have a hop count of one, the
   symmetric 1-hop neighbor addresses have a hop count of zero, and the
   attached network addresses have a hop count given by the appropriate
   value of AN_dist.

16.2.  Populating the Routing Set

   The Routing Set MUST contain the shortest paths for all destinations
   from all local OLSRv2 interfaces using the Network Topology Graph.
   This calculation MAY use any algorithm, including any means of
   choosing between paths of equal length.

   Using the notation of Section 16.1, each path will have as its first
   arc a local symmetric link X -> Y. There will be a path for each
   terminating Y, Z, V, W and T which can be connected to local OLSRv2
   address X using the indicated arcs.  The corresponding Routing Tuple
   for this path will have:

   o  R_dest_addr := the terminating Y, Z, V, W or T;

   o  R_next_iface_addr := the first arc's Y;

   o  R_dist := the total hop count of the path;

   o  R_local_iface_addr := the first arc's X.

   An example algorithm for calculating the Routing Set of a router is
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16.3.  Routing Set Updates

   The Routing Set MUST be updated when changes in the Neighborhood
   Information Base or the Topology Information Base indicate a change
   of the known symmetric links and/or attached networks in the MANET.
   It is sufficient to consider only changes which affect at least one
   of:

   o  The Link Set of any OLSRv2 interface, and to consider only Link
      Tuples which have, or just had, L_status = SYMMETRIC (including
      removal of such Link Tuples).

   o  The Neighbor Set of the router, and to consider only Neighbor
      Tuples that have, or just had, N_symmetric = true.

   o  The 2-Hop Set of any OLSRv2 interface.

   o  The Advertising Remote Router Set of the router.

   o  The Topology Set of the router.

   o  The Attached Network Set of the router.

   Updates to the Routing Set do not generate or trigger any messages to
   be transmitted.  The state of the Routing Set SHOULD, however, be
   reflected in the IP routing table by adding and removing entries from
   the IP routing table as appropriate.

17.  Proposed Values for Parameters and Constants

   OLSRv2 uses all parameters and constants defined in [NHDP] and
   additional parameters and constants defined in this document.  All
   but one (RX_HOLD_TIME) of these additional parameters are router
   parameters as defined in [NHDP].  These proposed values of the
   additional parameters are appropriate to the case where all
   parameters (including those defined in [NHDP]) have a single value.
   Proposed values for parameters defined in [NHDP] are given in that
   document.

17.1.  Local History Time Parameters

   o  O_HOLD_TIME := 30 seconds

17.2.  Message Interval Parameters

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   o  TC_MIN_INTERVAL := TC_INTERVAL/4

17.3.  Advertised Information Validity Time Parameters

   o  T_HOLD_TIME := 3 x TC_INTERVAL

   o  A_HOLD_TIME := T_HOLD_TIME

17.4.  Received Message Validity Time Parameters

   o  RX_HOLD_TIME := 30 seconds

   o  P_HOLD_TIME := 30 seconds

   o  F_HOLD_TIME := 30 seconds

17.5.  Jitter Time Parameters

   o  TP_MAXJITTER := HP_MAXJITTER

   o  TT_MAXJITTER := HT_MAXJITTER

   o  F_MAXJITTER := TT_MAXJITTER

17.6.  Hop Limit Parameter

   o  TC_HOP_LIMIT := 255

17.7.  Willingness Parameter and Constants

   o  WILLINGNESS := WILL_DEFAULT

   o  WILL_NEVER := 0

   o  WILL_DEFAULT := 3

   o  WILL_ALWAYS := 7

18.  Sequence Numbers

   Sequence numbers are used in OLSRv2 with the purpose of discarding
   "old" information, i.e. messages received out of order.  However with
   a limited number of bits for representing sequence numbers, wrap-
   around (that the sequence number is incremented from the maximum
   possible value to zero) will occur.  To prevent this from interfering
   with the operation of OLSRv2, the following MUST be observed when
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   The term MAXVALUE designates in the following one more than the
   largest possible value for a sequence number.  For a 16 bit sequence
   number (as are those defined in this specification) MAXVALUE is
   65536.

   The sequence number S1 is said to be "greater than" the sequence
   number S2 if:

   o  S1 > S2 AND S1 - S2 < MAXVALUE/2 OR

   o  S2 > S1 AND S2 - S1 > MAXVALUE/2

   When sequence numbers S1 and S2 differ by MAXVALUE/2 their ordering
   cannot be determined.  In this case, which should not occur, either
   ordering may be assumed.

   Thus when comparing two messages, it is possible - even in the
   presence of wrap-around - to determine which message contains the
   most recent information.

19.  IANA Considerations

19.1.  Message Types

   This specification defines one Message Type, to be allocated from the
   0-223 range of the "Message Types" namespace defined in [RFC5444], as
   specified in Table 5.

         +------+------+-----------------------------------------+
         | Name | Type | Description                             |
         +------+------+-----------------------------------------+
         |  TC  | TBD1 | Topology Control (MANET-wide signaling) |
         +------+------+-----------------------------------------+

                                  Table 5

19.2.  Message TLV Types

   This specification defines two Message TLV Types, which must be
   allocated from the "Message TLV Types" namespace defined in
   [RFC5444].  IANA are requested to make allocations in the 8-127 range
   for these types.  This will create two new type extension registries
   with assignments as specified in Table 6 and Table 7.  Specifications
   of these TLVs are in Section 8.1.1 and Section 8.2.1.







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   +-------------+------+-----------+----------------------------------+
   |     Name    | Type |    Type   | Description                      |
   |             |      | extension |                                  |
   +-------------+------+-----------+----------------------------------+
   | MPR_WILLING | TBD2 |     0     | Specifies the originating        |
   |             |      |           | router's willingness to act as a |
   |             |      |           | relay and to partake in network  |
   |             |      |           | formation                        |
   |  Unassigned | TBD2 |   1-255   | Expert Review                    |
   +-------------+------+-----------+----------------------------------+

                                  Table 6

   +--------------+------+----------------+----------------------------+
   |     Name     | Type | Type extension | Description                |
   +--------------+------+----------------+----------------------------+
   | CONT_SEQ_NUM | TBD3 |  0 (COMPLETE)  | Specifies a content        |
   |              |      |                | sequence number for this   |
   |              |      |                | complete message           |
   | CONT_SEQ_NUM | TBD3 | 1 (INCOMPLETE) | Specifies a content        |
   |              |      |                | sequence number for this   |
   |              |      |                | incomplete message         |
   |  Unassigned  | TBD3 |      2-255     | Expert Review              |
   +--------------+------+----------------+----------------------------+

                                  Table 7

   Type extensions indicated as Expert Review SHOULD be allocated as
   described in [RFC5444], based on Expert Review as defined in
   [RFC5226].

19.3.  Address Block TLV Types

   This specification defines two Address Block TLV Types, which must be
   allocated from the "Address Block TLV Types" namespace defined in
   [RFC5444].  IANA are requested to make allocations in the 8-127 range
   for these types.  This will create two new type extension registries
   with assignments as specified in Table 8 and Table 9.  Specifications
   of these TLVs are in Section 8.1.2 and Section 8.2.2.












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   +------------+------+-----------+-----------------------------------+
   |    Name    | Type |    Type   | Description                       |
   |            |      | extension |                                   |
   +------------+------+-----------+-----------------------------------+
   |     MPR    | TBD4 |     0     | Specifies that a given address is |
   |            |      |           | of a router selected as an MPR    |
   | Unassigned | TBD4 |   1-255   | Expert Review                     |
   +------------+------+-----------+-----------------------------------+

                                  Table 8

   +------------+------+-----------+-----------------------------------+
   |    Name    | Type |    Type   | Description                       |
   |            |      | extension |                                   |
   +------------+------+-----------+-----------------------------------+
   |   GATEWAY  | TBD5 |     0     | Specifies that a given address is |
   |            |      |           | reached via a gateway on the      |
   |            |      |           | originating router                |
   | Unassigned | TBD5 |   1-255   | Expert Review                     |
   +------------+------+-----------+-----------------------------------+

                                  Table 9

   Type extensions indicated as Expert Review SHOULD be allocated as
   described in [RFC5444], based on Expert Review as defined in
   [RFC5226].

   The Address Block TLV with Type = LOCAL_IF defined in [NHDP] is
   extended to also permit inclusion of the Value UNSPEC_IF = 2,
   representing a local address which may or may not be that of the
   interface on which this message is transmitted.

20.  Security Considerations

   Currently, OLSRv2 does not specify any special security measures.  As
   a proactive routing protocol, OLSRv2 makes a target for various
   attacks.  The various possible vulnerabilities are discussed in this
   section.

20.1.  Confidentiality

   Being a proactive protocol, OLSRv2 periodically MPR floods
   topological information to all routers in the network.  Hence, if
   used in an unprotected wireless network, the network topology is
   revealed to anyone who listens to OLSRv2 control messages.

   In situations where the confidentiality of the network topology is of
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   OLSRv2 control traffic messages encrypted by PGP [RFC4880] or
   encrypted by some shared secret key, can be applied to ensure that
   control traffic can be read and interpreted by only those authorized
   to do so.

20.2.  Integrity

   In OLSRv2, each router is injecting topological information into the
   network through transmitting HELLO messages and, for some routers, TC
   messages.  If some routers for some reason, malicious or malfunction,
   inject invalid control traffic, network integrity may be compromised.
   Therefore, message authentication is recommended.

   Different such situations may occur, for instance:

   1.  a router generates TC messages, advertising links to non-neighbor
       routers;

   2.  a router generates TC messages, pretending to be another router;

   3.  a router generates HELLO messages, advertising non-neighbor
       routers;

   4.  a router generates HELLO messages, pretending to be another
       router;

   5.  a router forwards altered control messages;

   6.  a router does not forward control messages;

   7.  a router does not select multipoint relays correctly;

   8.  a router forwards broadcast control messages unaltered, but does
       not forward unicast data traffic;

   9.  a router "replays" previously recorded control traffic from
       another router.

   Authentication of the originator router for control messages (for
   situations 2, 4 and 5) and on the individual links announced in the
   control messages (for situations 1 and 3) may be used as a
   countermeasure.  However to prevent routers from repeating old (and
   correctly authenticated) information (situation 9) temporal
   information is required, allowing a router to positively identify
   such delayed messages.

   In general, digital signatures and other required security
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   signatures and security information may be transmitted within the
   OLSRv2 HELLO and TC messages, using the TLV mechanism.  Either option
   permits that "secured" and "unsecured" routers can coexist in the
   same network, if desired,

   Specifically, the authenticity of entire OLSRv2 control packets can
   be established through employing IPsec authentication headers,
   whereas authenticity of individual links (situations 1 and 3) require
   additional security information to be distributed.

   An important consideration is that all control messages in OLSRv2 are
   transmitted either to all routers in the neighborhood (HELLO
   messages) or broadcast to all routers in the network (TC messages).

   For example, a control message in OLSRv2 is always a point-to-
   multipoint transmission.  It is therefore important that the
   authentication mechanism employed permits that any receiving router
   can validate the authenticity of a message.  As an analogy, given a
   block of text, signed by a PGP private key, then anyone with the
   corresponding public key can verify the authenticity of the text.

20.3.  Interaction with External Routing Domains

   OLSRv2 does, through the use of TC messages, provide a basic
   mechanism for injecting external routing information to the OLSRv2
   domain.  Appendix A also specifies that routing information can be
   extracted from the topology table or the routing table of OLSRv2 and,
   potentially, injected into an external domain if the routing protocol
   governing that domain permits.

   Other than as described in Appendix A, when operating routers
   connecting OLSRv2 to an external routing domain, care MUST be taken
   not to allow potentially insecure and untrustworthy information to be
   injected from the OLSRv2 domain to external routing domains.  Care
   MUST be taken to validate the correctness of information prior to it
   being injected as to avoid polluting routing tables with invalid
   information.

   A recommended way of extending connectivity from an existing routing
   domain to an OLSRv2 routed MANET is to assign an IP prefix (under the
   authority of the routers/gateways connecting the MANET with the
   exiting routing domain) exclusively to the OLSRv2 MANET area, and to
   configure the gateways statically to advertise routes to that IP
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21.  Contributors

   This specification is the result of the joint efforts of the
   following contributors -- listed alphabetically.

   o  Cedric Adjih, INRIA, France, <Cedric.Adjih@inria.fr>

   o  Emmanuel Baccelli, INRIA , France, <Emmanuel.Baccelli@inria.fr>

   o  Thomas Heide Clausen, LIX, France, <T.Clausen@computer.org>

   o  Justin Dean, NRL, USA, <jdean@itd.nrl.navy.mil>

   o  Christopher Dearlove, BAE Systems, UK,
      <chris.dearlove@baesystems.com>

   o  Satoh Hiroki, Hitachi SDL, Japan, <hiroki.satoh.yj@hitachi.com>

   o  Philippe Jacquet, INRIA, France, <Philippe.Jacquet@inria.fr>

   o  Monden Kazuya, Hitachi SDL, Japan, <kazuya.monden.vw@hitachi.com>

   o  Kenichi Mase, Niigata University, Japan, <mase@ie.niigata-u.ac.jp>

   o  Ryuji Wakikawa, KEIO University, Japan, <ryuji@sfc.wide.ad.jp>

22.  Acknowledgments

   The authors would like to acknowledge the team behind OLSRv1,
   specified in RFC3626, including Anis Laouiti (INT, Paris), Pascale
   Minet (INRIA, France), Laurent Viennot (INRIA, France), and Amir
   Qayyum (M.A. Jinnah University, Islamabad) for their contributions.

   The authors would like to gratefully acknowledge the following people
   for intense technical discussions, early reviews and comments on the
   specification and its components (listed alphabetically): Khaldoun Al
   Agha (LRI), Song-Yean Cho (LIX), Alan Cullen (BAE Systems), Louise
   Lamont (CRC), Li Li (CRC), Joe Macker (NRL), Richard Ogier (SRI),
   Charles E. Perkins (WiChorus), Shubhranshu Singh (Samsung AIT), and
   the entire IETF MANET working group.

23.  References

23.1.  Normative References

   [RFC2119]    Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
                Requirement Levels", RFC 2119, BCP 14, March 1997.




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   [RFC5148]    Clausen, T., Dearlove, C., and B. Adamson, "Jitter
                considerations in MANETs", RFC 5148, February 2008.

   [RFC5226]    Narten, T. and H. Alvestrand, "Guidelines for Writing an
                IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", RFC 5226, BCP 26,
                May 2008.

   [RFC5444]    Clausen, T., Dean, J., Dearlove, C., and C. Adjih,
                "Generalized MANET Packet/Message Format", RFC 5444,
                February 2009.

   [RFC5497]    Clausen, T. and C. Dearlove, "Representing multi-value
                time in MANETs", RFC 5497, March 2009.

   [RFC5498]    Chakeres, I., "IANA Allocations for MANET Protocols",
                RFC 5498, March 2009.

   [NHDP]       Clausen, T., Dean, J., and C. Dearlove, "MANET
                Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NHDP)", work in
                progress draft-ietf-manet-nhdp-10.txt, July 2009.

23.2.  Informative References

   [RFC2501]    Macker, J. and S. Corson, "Mobile Ad hoc Networking
                (MANET):  Routing Protocol Performance Issues and
                Evaluation Considerations", RFC 2501, January 1999.

   [RFC3626]    Clausen, T. and P. Jacquet, "The Optimized Link State
                Routing Protocol", RFC 3626, October 2003.

   [RFC4880]    Callas, J., Donnerhacke, L., Finney, H., and R. Thayer,
                "OpenPGP message format", RFC 4880, November 2007.

   [HIPERLAN]   ETSI, "ETSI STC-RES10 Committee. Radio equipment and
                systems: HIPERLAN type 1, functional specifications ETS
                300-652", June 1996.

   [HIPERLAN2]  Jacquet, P., Minet, P., Muhlethaler, P., and N.
                Rivierre, "Increasing reliability in cable free radio
                LANs: Low level forwarding in HIPERLAN.", 1996.

   [MPR]        Qayyum, A., Viennot, L., and A. Laouiti, "Multipoint
                relaying: An efficient technique for flooding in mobile
                wireless networks.", 2001.

   [FSR]        Pei, G., Gerla, M., and T. Chen, "Fisheye state routing
                in mobile ad hoc networks", 2000.




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   [FSLS]       Santivanez, C., Ramanathan, R., and I. Stavrakakis,
                "Making link-state routing scale for ad hoc networks",
                2000.

Appendix A.  Router Configuration

   OLSRv2 does not make any assumption about router addresses, other
   than that each router is assumed to have at least one unique and
   routable IP address for each interface that it has which participates
   in the MANET.

   When applicable, a recommended way of connecting an OLSRv2 network to
   an existing IP routing domain is to assign an IP prefix (under the
   authority of the routers/gateways connecting the MANET with the
   routing domain) exclusively to the OLSRv2 area, and to configure the
   gateways statically to advertise routes to that IP sequence to
   routers in the existing routing domain.

Appendix B.  Example Algorithm for Calculating MPRs

   The following specifies an algorithm which MAY be used to select
   MPRs.  MPRs are calculated per OLSRv2 interface, but then a single
   set of MPRs is formed from the union of the MPRs for all OLSRv2
   interfaces.  (As noted in Section 14 a router MAY improve on this, by
   coordination between OLSRv2 interfaces.)  A router's MPRs are
   recorded using the element N_mpr in Neighbor Tuples.

   If using this algorithm then the following steps MUST be executed in
   order for a router to select its MPRs:

   1.  Set N_mpr := false in all Neighbor Tuples;

   2.  For each Neighbor Tuple with N_symmetric = true and N_willingness
       = WILL_ALWAYS, set N_mpr := true;

   3.  For each OLSRv2 interface of the router, use the algorithm in
       Appendix B.2.  Note that this sets N_mpr := true for some
       Neighbor Tuples, these routers are already selected as MPRs when
       using the algorithm for following OLSRv2 interfaces.

   4.  OPTIONALLY, consider each selected MPR in turn, and if the set of
       selected MPRs without that router still satisfies the necessary
       conditions, for all OLSRv2 interfaces, then that router MAY be
       removed from the set of MPRs.  This process MAY be repeated until
       no MPRs are removed.  Routers MAY be considered in order of
       increasing N_willingness.

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   NOT be selected as MPRs, and MUST be ignored in the following
   algorithm, as MUST be symmetric 2-hop neighbor routers which are also
   symmetric 1-hop neighbor routers (i.e. when considering 2-Hop Tuples,
   ignore any 2-Hop Tuples whose N2_2hop_addr is in the
   N_neighbor_addr_list of any Neighbor Tuple, or whose
   N2_neighbor_iface_addr_list is included in the N_neighbor_addr_list
   of any Neighbor Tuple with N_willingness = WILL_NEVER).

B.1.  Terminology

   The following terminology will be used when selecting MPRs for the
   OLSRv2 interface I:

   N(I)  - The set of symmetric 1-hop neighbors which have a symmetric
      link to I.

   N2(I)  - The set of addresses of interfaces of a router with a
      symmetric link to a router in N(I); this MAY be restricted to
      considering only information received over I (in which case N2(I)
      is the set of N2_2hop_addr in 2-Hop Tuples in the 2-Hop Set for
      OLSRv2 interface I).

   Connected to I via Y  - An address A in N2(I) is connected to I via a
      router Y in N(I) if A is an address of an interface of a symmetric
      1-hop neighbor of Y (i.e.  A is the N2_2hop_addr in a 2-Hop Tuple
      in the 2-Hop Set for OLSRv2 interface I, and whose
      N2_neighbor_iface_addr_list is contained in the set of interface
      addresses of Y).

   D(Y, I)  - For a router Y in N(I), the number of addresses in N2(I)
      which are connected to I via Y.

   R(Y, I):  - For a router Y in N(I), the number of addresses in N2(I)
      which are connected to I via Y, but are not connected to I via any
      router which has already been selected as an MPR.

B.2.  MPR Selection Algorithm for each OLSRv2 Interface

   When selecting MPRs for the OLSRv2 interface I:

   1.  For each address A in N2(I) for which there is only one router Y
       in N(I) such that A is connected to I via Y, select that router Y
       as an MPR (i.e. set N_mpr := true in the Neighbor Tuple
       corresponding to Y).

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       1.  Select a router Y in N(I) with R(Y, I) > 0 in the following
           order of priority:

           +  greatest N_willingness in the Neighbor Tuple corresponding
              to Y, THEN;

           +  greatest R(Y, I), THEN;

           +  greatest D(Y, I), THEN;

           +  N_mpr_selector is equal to true, if possible, THEN;

           +  any choice.

       2.  Select Y as an MPR (i.e. set N_mpr := true in the Neighbor
           Tuple corresponding to Y).

Appendix C.  Example Algorithm for Calculating the Routing Set

   The following procedure is given as an example for calculating the
   Routing Set using a variation of Dijkstra's algorithm.  First all
   Routing Tuples are removed, and then the procedures in the following
   sections are applied in turn.

C.1.  Add Local Symmetric Links

   1.  For each Local Interface Tuple:

       1.  Select an address (the "local address") in
           I_local_iface_addr_list.

       2.  For each Link Tuple for this local interface with L_status =
           SYMMETRIC:

           1.  For each address (the "current address") in
               L_neighbor_iface_addr_list, if there is no Routing Tuple
               with R_dest_addr = current address, then add a Routing
               Tuple with:

               -  R_dest_addr := current address;

               -  R_next_iface_addr := current address;

               -  R_dist := 1;

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   2.  For each Neighbor Tuple whose N_neighbor_addr_list contains the
       R_dest_addr of a Routing Tuple (the "previous Tuple"):

       1.  For each address (the "current address") in
           N_neighbor_addr_list, if there is no Routing Tuple with
           R_dest_addr = current address, then add a Routing Tuple with:

           +  R_dest_addr := current address;

           +  R_next_iface_addr := R_dest_addr of the previous Tuple;

           +  R_dist := 1;

           +  R_local_iface_addr := R_local_iface_addr of the previous
              Tuple.

C.2.  Add Remote Symmetric Links

   The following procedure, which adds Routing Tuples for destination
   routers h+1 hops away, MUST be executed for each value of h, starting
   with h := 1 and incrementing by 1 for each iteration.  The execution
   MUST stop if no new Routing Tuples are added in an iteration.

   1.  For each Topology Tuple, if:

       *  T_dest_addr is not equal to R_dest_addr of any Routing Tuple,
          AND;

       *  for the Advertising Remote Router Tuple with AR_orig_addr =
          T_orig_addr, there is an address in the AR_addr_list which is
          equal to the R_dest_addr of a Routing Tuple (the "previous
          Routing Tuple") whose R_dist = h

       then add a new Routing Tuple, with:

       *  R_dest_addr := T_dest_addr;

       *  R_next_iface_addr := R_next_iface_addr of the previous Routing
          Tuple;

       *  R_dist := h+1;

       *  R_local_iface_addr := R_local_iface_addr of the previous
          Routing Tuple.

       More than one Topology Tuple may be usable to select the next hop
       R_next_iface_addr for reaching the address R_dest_addr.  Ties
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       preferred, and between routers of equal willingness, MPR
       selectors are preferred over non-MPR selectors.

   2.  After the above iteration has completed, if h = 1, for each 2-Hop
       Neighbor Tuple where:

       *  N2_2hop_addr is not equal to R_dest_addr of any Routing Tuple,
          AND;

       *  The Neighbor Tuple whose N_neighbor_addr_list contains
          N2_neighbor_iface_addr_list has N_willingness not equal to
          WILL_NEVER

       select a Routing Tuple (the "previous Routing Tuple") whose
       R_dest_addr is contained in N2_neighbor_iface_addr_list, and add
       a new Routing Tuple with:

       *  R_dest_addr := N2_2hop_addr;

       *  R_next_iface_addr := R_next_iface_addr of the previous Routing
          Tuple;

       *  R_dist := 2;

       *  R_local_iface_addr := R_local_iface_addr of the previous
          Routing Tuple.

       More than one 2-Hop Neighbor Tuple may be usable to select the
       next hop R_next_iface_addr for reaching the address R_dest_addr.
       Ties should be broken such that routers with greater willingness
       are preferred, and between routers of equal willingness, MPR
       selectors are preferred over non-MPR selectors.

C.3.  Add Attached Networks

   1.  For each Attached Network Tuple, if for the Advertising Remote
       Router Tuple with AR_orig_addr = AN_orig_addr, there is an
       address in the AR_addr_list which is equal to the R_dest_addr of
       a Routing Tuple (the "previous Routing Tuple"), then:

       1.  If there is no Routing Tuple with R_dest_addr = AN_net_addr,
           then add a new Routing Tuple with:

           +  R_dest_addr := AN_net_addr;

           +  R_next_iface_addr := R_next_iface_addr of the previous
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           +  R_dist := (R_dist of the previous Routing Tuple) +
              AN_dist;

           +  R_local_iface_addr := R_local_iface_addr of the previous
              Routing Tuple.

       2.  Otherwise if the Routing Tuple with R_dest_addr = AN_net_addr
           (the "current Routing Tuple") has R_dist > (R_dist of the
           previous Routing Tuple) + AN_dist, then modify the current
           Routing Tuple by:

           +  R_next_iface_addr := R_next_iface_addr of the previous
              Routing Tuple;

           +  R_dist := (R_dist of the previous Routing Tuple) +
              AN_dist;

           +  R_local_iface_addr := R_local_iface_addr of the previous
              Routing Tuple.

Appendix D.  Example Message Layout

   An example TC message is as follows.  The message has full Message
   Header (four bit Flags field value is 15).  Its four bit Message
   Address Length field has value 3 and hence addresses in the message
   have length four octets, here being IPv4 addresses.  The overall
   message length is 65 octets.

   The message has a Message TLV Block with content length 13 octets
   containing three TLVs.  The first two TLVs are interval and validity
   times for the message.  The third TLV is the content sequence number
   TLV used to carry the 2 octet ANSN, and (with default type extension
   zero, i.e.  COMPLETE) indicating that the TC message is complete.
   Each TLV uses a TLV with Flags octet value 16, indicating that it has
   a Value, but no type extension or start and stop indexes.  The first
   two TLVs have a Value Length of 1 octet, the last has a Value Length
   of 2 octets.

   The message has two Address Blocks.  The first Address Block contains
   6 addresses, with Flags octet value 128, hence with a Head section,
   (with length 2 octets) but no Tail section, and hence Mid sections
   with length two octets.  The following TLV Block (content length 6
   octets) contains a single LOCAL_IF TLV (Flags octet value 48)
   indicating that the first three addresses (indexes 0 to 2) are
   associated with the Value (with Value Length 1 octet) UNSPEC_IF, i.e.
   they are the originating router's local addresses.  The remaining
   three addresses have no associated TLV, they are the addresses of
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   The second Address Block contains 1 address, with Flags octet 176
   indicating that there is a Head section (with length 2 octets), that
   the Tail section (length 2 octets) consists of zero valued octets
   (not included), and that there is a single prefix length, which is
   16.  The network address is thus Head.0.0/16.  The following TLV
   Block (content length 8 octets) includes one TLV that indicates that
   the originating router is a gateway to this network, at a given
   number of hops distance (Value Length 1 octet).  The TLV Flags octet
   value of 16 indicates that no indexes are needed.

      0                   1                   2                   3
      0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |      TC       |1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1|0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1|
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |                      Originator Address                       |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |   Hop Limit   |   Hop Count   |    Message Sequence Number    |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1| INTERVAL_TIME |0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0|
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1|     Value     | VALIDITY_TIME |0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0|
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1|     Value     | CONT_SEQ_NUM  |0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0|
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0|         Value (ANSN)          |0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0|
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0|0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0|             Head              |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |              Mid              |              Mid              |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |              Mid              |              Mid              |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |              Mid              |              Mid              |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0|   LOCAL_IF    |0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0|
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0|0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0|0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1|   UNSPEC_IF   |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1|1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0|0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0|     Head      |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |  Head (cont)  |0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0|0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0|0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0|
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0|    GATEWAY    |0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0|0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1|
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |  Number Hops  |
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Appendix E.  Constraints

   Any process which updates the Local Information Base, the
   Neighborhood Information Base or the Topology Information Base MUST
   ensure that all constraints specified in this appendix are
   maintained, as well as those specified in [NHDP].

   In each Originator Tuple:

   o  O_orig_addr MUST NOT equal any other O_orig_addr.

   o  O_orig_addr MUST NOT equal this router's originator address.

   In each Local Attached Network Tuple:

   o  AL_net_addr MUST NOT equal any other AL_net_addr.

   o  AL_net_addr MUST NOT be in the I_local_iface_addr_list of any
      Local Interface Tuple or be equal to the IR_local_iface_addr of
      any Removed Interface Address Tuple.

   o  AL_dist MUST NOT be less than zero.

   In each Link Tuple:

   o  L_neighbor_iface_addr_list MUST NOT contain the AL_net_addr of any
      Local Attached Network Tuple.

   o  If L_status = SYMMETRIC and the Neighbor Tuple whose
      N_neighbor_addr_list contains L_neighbor_iface_addr_list has
      N_mpr_selector = true, then, for each address in this
      L_neighbor_iface_addr_list, there MUST be an equal
      RY_neighbor_iface_addr in the Relay Set associated with the same
      OLSRv2 interface.

   In each Neighbor Tuple:

   o  N_neighbor_addr_list MUST NOT contain the AL_net_addr of any Local
      Attached Network Tuple.

   o  If N_willingness MUST be in the range from WILL_NEVER to
      WILL_ALWAYS, inclusive.

   o  If N_mpr = true, then N_symmetric MUST be true and N_willingness
      MUST NOT equal WILL_NEVER.

   o  If N_symmetric = true and N_mpr = false, then N_willingness MUST
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   o  If N_mpr_selector = true, then N_symmetric MUST be true.

   o  If N_mpr_selector = true, then, for each address in this
      N_neighbor_addr_list, there MUST be an equal A_neighbor_addr in
      the Advertised Neighbor Set.

   In each Lost Neighbor Tuple:

   o  NL_neighbor_addr MUST NOT equal the AL_net_addr of any Local
      Attached Network Tuple.

   In each 2-Hop Tuple:

   o  N2_2hop_addr MUST NOT equal the AL_net_addr of any Local Attached
      Network Tuple.

   In each Received Tuple:

   o  RX_orig_addr MUST NOT equal this router's originator address or
      any O_orig_addr.

   o  Each ordered triple (RX_type, RX_orig_addr, RX_seq_number) MUST
      NOT equal the corresponding triple in any other Received Tuple in
      the same Received Set.

   In each Processed Tuple:

   o  P_orig_addr MUST NOT equal this router's originator address or any
      O_orig_addr.

   o  Each ordered triple (P_type, P_orig_addr, P_seq_number) MUST NOT
      equal the corresponding triple in any other Processed Tuple.

   In each Forwarded Tuple:

   o  F_orig_addr MUST NOT equal this router's originator address or any
      O_orig_addr.

   o  Each ordered triple (F_type, F_orig_addr, F_seq_number) MUST NOT
      equal the corresponding triple in any other Forwarded Tuple.

   In each Relay Tuple:

   o  RY_neighbor_iface_addr MUST NOT equal the RY_neighbor_iface_addr
      in any other Relay Tuple in the same Relay Set.

   o  RY_neighbor_iface_addr MUST be in the L_neighbor_iface_addr_list
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   In the Advertised Neighbor Set:

   o  Each A_neighbor_addr MUST NOT equal any other A_neighbor_addr.

   o  Each A_neighbor_addr MUST be in the N_neighbor_addr_list of a
      Neighbor Tuple with N_symmetric = true.

   In each Advertising Remote Router Tuple:

   o  AR_orig_addr MUST NOT equal this router's originator address or
      any O_orig_addr.

   o  AR_orig_addr MUST NOT equal the AR_orig_addr in any other ANSN
      History Tuple.

   o  AR_addr_list MUST NOT be empty.

   o  AR_addr_list MUST NOT contain any duplicated addresses.

   o  AR_addr_list MUST NOT contain any address which is in the
      I_local_iface_addr_list of any Local Interface Tuple or be equal
      to the IR_local_iface_addr of any Removed Interface Address Tuple.

   o  AR_addr_list MUST NOT contain any address which is the AL_net_addr
      of any Local Attached Network Tuple.

   In each Topology Tuple:

   o  T_dest_addr MUST NOT be in the I_local_iface_addr_list of any
      Local Interface Tuple or be equal to the IR_local_iface_addr of
      any Removed Interface Address Tuple.

   o  T_dest_addr MUST NOT equal the AL_net_addr of any Local Attached
      Network Tuple.

   o  There MUST be an Advertising Remote Router Tuple with AR_orig_addr
      = T_orig_addr.

   o  T_dest_addr MUST NOT be in the AR_addr_list of the Advertising
      Remote Router Tuple with AR_orig_addr = T_orig_addr.

   o  T_seq_number MUST NOT be greater than AR_seq_number of the
      Advertising Remote Router Tuple with AR_orig_addr = T_orig_addr.

   o  The ordered pair (T_dest_addr, T_orig_addr) MUST NOT equal the
      corresponding pair in any other Topology Tuple.

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   o  AN_net_addr MUST NOT be in the I_local_iface_addr_list of any
      Local Interface Tuple or be equal to the IR_local_iface_addr of
      any Removed Interface Address Tuple.

   o  AN_net_addr MUST NOT equal the AL_net_addr of any Local Attached
      Network Tuple.

   o  There MUST be an Advertising Remote Router Tuple with AR_orig_addr
      = AN_orig_addr.

   o  AN_seq_number MUST NOT be greater than AR_seq_number of the
      Advertising Remote Router Tuple with AR_orig_addr = AN_orig_addr.

   o  AN_dist MUST NOT be less than zero.

   o  The ordered pair (AN_net_addr, AN_orig_addr) MUST NOT equal the
      corresponding pair in any other Attached Network Tuple.

Appendix F.  Flow and Congestion Control

   Due to its proactive nature, the OLSRv2 protocol has a natural
   control over the flow of its control traffic.  Routers transmit
   control messages at predetermined rates specified and bounded by
   message intervals.

   OLSRv2 employs [NHDP] for local signaling, embedding MPR selection
   advertisement through a simple Address Block TLV, and router
   willingness advertisement (if any) as a single Message TLV.  OLSRv2
   local signaling, therefore, shares the characteristics and
   constraints of [NHDP].

   Furthermore, MPR flooding greatly reduces signaling overhead from
   from link state information dissemination in two ways.  First, the
   amount of link state information for a router to declare is reduced
   to only contain that router's MPR selectors.  This reduces the size
   of a link state declaration as compared to declaring full link state
   information.  In particular some routers may not need to declare any
   such information.  Second, using MPR flooding, the cost of
   distributing link state information throughout the network is greatly
   reduced, as compared to when using classic flooding, since only MPRs
   need to forward link state declaration messages.  In dense networks,
   the reduction of control traffic can be of several orders of
   magnitude compared to routing protocols using classical flooding
   [MPR].  This feature naturally provides more bandwidth for useful
   data traffic and pushes further the frontier of congestion.

   Since the control traffic is continuous and periodic, it keeps the
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   certain OLSRv2 options, some control messages (HELLO messages or TC
   messages) may be intentionally sent in advance of their deadline in
   order to increase the responsiveness of the protocol to topology
   changes.  This may cause a small, temporary, and local increase of
   control traffic, however this is at all times bounded by the use of
   minimum message intervals.

Authors' Addresses

   Thomas Heide Clausen
   LIX, Ecole Polytechnique

   Phone: +33 6 6058 9349
   EMail: T.Clausen@computer.org
   URI:   http://www.ThomasClausen.org/


   Christopher Dearlove
   BAE Systems ATC

   Phone: +44 1245 242194
   EMail: chris.dearlove@baesystems.com
   URI:   http://www.baesystems.com/


   Philippe Jacquet
   Project Hipercom, INRIA

   Phone: +33 1 3963 5263
   EMail: philippe.jacquet@inria.fr


   The OLSRv2 Design Team
   MANET Working Group

















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