H-bit Support for OSPFv2

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Authors Keyur Patel  , Padma Pillay-Esnault  , Manish Bhardwaj  , Serpil Bayraktar 
Last updated 2018-08-01 (latest revision 2018-01-28)
Replaces draft-keyupate-ospf-ospfv2-hbit
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OSPFv3 defines an option field for router-LSAs known as a R-bit in RFC5340. If the R-bit is clear, an OSPFv3 router can participate in OSPF topology distribution without acting as a forwarder to forward the transit traffic. In such cases, an OSPF router would only accept traffic intended for local delivery. This draft defines R-bit functionality for OSPFv2 defined in RFC2328.


Keyur Patel (keyur@arrcus.com)
Padma Pillay-Esnault (padma@huawei.com)
Manish Bhardwaj (manbhard@cisco.com)
Serpil Bayraktar (serpil@cisco.com)

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