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OSPF is so buggy ?

Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:04 pm


Does anyone use OSPF in little much more complex way than in mirkotik manual (3 routers)?

I have 10+ mikrotiks routers in networks working with OSPF in one are, and what I can tell is that mikrotik is someting that you realy don't want in your network. Mikrotiks OSPF to work fine, need to reboot everyting , if any network topology is changed (mostly, but sometime it work).

I have send so many rif files to suppor, and only thing I get from them is:
"Do you have these problems in 2.9.4 ?"
2.9.4, hahah, 2.9.5,2.9.6 no diference...

So, do you people have problems with OSPF ? Or is it just my imagination ?

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Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:42 am

I have the same. In version 2.9.7. Sometimes in OSPF neighbors table stay neighbor router i init state and ospf connection not working.
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Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:09 pm

same to me,
but try routing-test - still not satifies but works much better.
one of the main important features for ospf in routeros would be a switch to restart the ospf routing engine wihtout rebooting the whole box...

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Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:37 pm

I can often get OSPF to restart cleanly by disabling all OSPF Networks, then re-enabling them. This seems to work ~90% of the time.
:local NETS [/rou ospf net find disabled=no]
:foreach NET in NETS do={/rou osp net disable $NET}
:delay 5
:foreach NET in NETS do={/rou osp net enable $NET}
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Re: OSPF is so buggy ?

Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:29 am

I'm having similar problems. I agree that disabling the OSPF networks and re-enabling them tends to get things going again, though not always. I have two MikroTik router boards on an ethernet network with two Cisco routers. The Cisco's go to a full state with the MikroTik's and vice versa. This happens consistently and with no problem. The issue is the MikroTik's trying to communicate with each other. They get stuck in a "2-Way" state with each other.

I have the Cisco's set up as ABR's for Area 0 and Area 1 and I have the MikroTik's in Area 1. Their OSPF communication with each other is just plain flaky.

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