How could the LAN still availabe if there is NOT DR/BDR routers

Hi Everyone

all routers are within area 1
R1 is DR with pri=100
R2 is BDR with pri=50

i will try to disable R2 (BDR) and see what will happened

BUT 1. before R2 fail, this is what R3 see.R3 sees that there is a BDR which is

R2(config)#interface fastEthernet 0/0
after the BDR fail , R1(DR) send LSupdate message to dst= all ospf routers and received LSack from all DROthers

and this is the output from R3 after the BDR fail

the BDR field is

the first question is :=
the question is,how could this happened ? i thought that we should have BOTH DR AND BDR at the same time


please keep follow me .this LAN has DR only which is R1 but the BDR is down there is not any BDR

but i`ll disable the DR R1
R1(config)#interface fastEthernet 0/0

but i don`t see any difference in the wireshark

the second question, why i don`t see anything happened when the DR failed like what happend when the BDR failed ?

the third question,
how could we have a LAN in OSPF which does not have DR NOR BDR routers ?

R3,R4 and R5 now are DROther

let`s add link on R3 to see what will happened

R3(config-if)#int loo0
R3(config-if)#ip address
R3(config-if)#ip ospf 1 area 1
R3(config-if)#ip ospf network point-to-point

i dont see anything happend .R3 dont send any updates
the forth question,why R3 didnt send any updates ? ![image_2022-08-08_044830722|666x500](upload://zK6cJSLUIULSWA4jCU3DxsC5skB.png) R4 didnt get any OSPF updates from R3, why ?


fifth question,
if the DR is up and the BDR failed, how the DROthers detect that the BDR failed and need to elect another BDR ?
what is the difference between DR failed and BDR failed from DROthers point of view ?

Hello Major133,
I see that you have asked a lot of questions in this Community about OSPF over the last several weeks. Your curiosity is good and the fact that you even create labs and watch sniffer traces is great. Many people are too lazy to do that. However, before I ( or anyone else on this forum) attempts to answer your question, I have to ask…before posing your question here, what research about OSPF functionality have you done on your own? If your answer is, “I’ve spent significant time reading through RFC2328, and I can’t find my answer” then that’s one thing. But nothing you’ve written in this question (or in previous questions) indicates that you’ve ever gone to the RFC and tried to find your answers there.

I do not write this to shame you or embarrass you. However, part of the learning process should be to start with the RFCs, the IEEE documents, and whatever standard you need to read through before posting your question on a public forum such as this one. Remember that any answer we give you could be disputed, but an answer your find for yourself in an RFC or IEEE document is hard to refute.

So I ask you, have you searched through RFC 2328 to find your answer to this question?

but i don`t understand there another resource other that RFCs ?
I Hate RFCs

Ok sir,if you find any external Link i could read and i will get the answer (of course other than RFCs) that will be fine for me

i dont want to waste your time with me. i know youre so busy and you have your own personal life and you don`t have much time for this.