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Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Data Communication Networking, 10th International Conference on e-Business and 4th International Conference on Optical Communication Systems
A routing protocol such as OSPF has a cyclic behavior to regularly update its view of the network topology. Its behavior is divided into periods. Each period produces a flood of network information messages. We observe a regular activity in terms of messages exchanges and filling of receive buffers in routers. This article examines the consequences of possible overlap of activity between periods, leading to a buffer overflow. OSPF allows "out of sync" flows by considering an initial delaydoi:10.5220/0004506800050014 fatcat:l7juuncsxbfbhhpxvxblv47obm