Extended Hitless OSPF Restart

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This memo documents an enhancement to OSPF 'hitless restart' whereby an OSPF router can request that its forwarding state be maintained longer that the router dead interval on one or more router interfaces. This is useful when the OSPF software is being updated and the router dead interval on one or more interfaces is configured to a small value.


Acee Lindem (acee.lindem@ericsson.com)
Anand Oswal (aoswal@redback.com)

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