OSPF IPv6 Extensions

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ospf WG)
Authors Rob Coltun  , Fred Baker 
Last updated 1994-11-28
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This document describes the extensions to OSPF [1] to support IPv6. The fundamental mechanism of the protocol (flooding, DR election, area support, SPF calculations, etc.) and OSPF's options (on-demand circuits support, NSSA areas, multicast extensions, point-to-multipoint, etc.) remain the same. We give a functional overview followed by a description of the packet formats which have been extended to support IPv6 addressing. Link-state advertisements are introduced to support IPv6 addressing; these advertisements are the counterparts of the advertisements in the current version of OSPF.


Rob Coltun (rcoltun@movaz.com)
Fred Baker (fred.baker@cisco.com)

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