OSPF multi area config with 2 ABRs

Hi, in a OSPF design with 2 areas and 2 ABRs... I have three routers in Area 0. It is hub-and-spoke FR non-broadcast topology. Hub router (R5) is DR, and two spokes (r1 and R4) are ABR between Area0 and Area1. Area1 is one router R6, plus those two ABRs and it is one ethernet segment.
When I ping network X, which is loopback on R6, from R5 hub ping is OK. When I trace same IP I get this:

Tracing the route to (network X)

  1 24 msec 28 msec 28 msec
  2 28 msec *  28 msec and are ABRs. Since the cost to network X are same via R1 nad R4, I have this in routing table:

R5#sh ip ro ospf is subnetted, 2 subnets
O IA [110/65] via, 00:40:26, Serial0/0/0
                    [110/65] via, 00:40:26, Serial0/0/0 is variably subnetted, 4 subnets, 2 masks
O IA [110/66] via, 00:35:27, Serial0/0/0
                     [110/66] via, 00:35:27, Serial0/0/0
O IA [110/65] via, 00:35:56, Serial0/0/0
O IA [110/65] via, 00:36:32, Serial0/0/0

In the lab solution guide it shouldn't be two paths to reach network X. Why do I get this ping-pong between two ABRs?
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Don JohnstonConnect With a Mentor InstructorCommented:
Based on your information, you should be seeing two equal cost paths to the destination.

Unless you change the bandwidth parameter of the R1 or R4 connection to the frame network, the paths will be the same cost.
Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
>In the lab solution guide it shouldn't be two paths to reach network X.

Without seeing the lab guide and understanding your topology, it's impossible to say why you're seeing two path instead of one.

>Why do I get this ping-pong between two ABRs?

Because you've got two paths to the same network.
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barkaHRAuthor Commented:
BW on FR links is default. Nothing is changed. So, you are saying that lab solution is wrong? They have only one path to dest.
Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
Like I said before, without seeing the lab document, I can't say what's right and what's wrong. But based on the diagram you posted, it's behaving correctly.
barkaHRAuthor Commented:
ok. thanks.
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