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Restart Signaling for Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)
RFC 3847

Note: This ballot was opened for revision 05 and is now closed.

Summary: Needs a YES. Needs 10 more YES or NO OBJECTION positions to pass.

[Ted Hardie]

Comment (2004-02-04)

I found the initial definition of starting vs. restarting to be a bit opaque:

 The terms "start/starting" are used to refer to a router in which
   the control function has either been started for the first time or
   has been restarted but the forwarding functions have not been
   maintained in a prior state.

   The terms "(re)start/(re)starting" are used when the text is
   applicable to both a "starting" and a "restarting" router.

I think replacing the words started and restarted above where they
are not in quotations marks would help.  Though there is no functional
difference for this spec between "started for the first time" and "restarted
without maintaing forwarding state", having different words for them
(rather than "starting") would also help.  This may, however, be my
idiosyncratic reaction, so don't bother with a change unless others agree.

Nit:

3.4.1.1.          Restarting

   In order to avoid causing unnecessary routing churn in other
   routers, it is highly desirable that the own LSPs generated by the

"that the own LSPs" looks wrong to me--should own be dropped?