Asymmetric OSPF Hold Timer

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Authors Madhukar Anand  , Hasmit Grover  , Abhay Roy 
Last updated 2013-12-18 (latest revision 2013-06-16)
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Current OSPF standard requires that the HELLO/Dead interval be symmetric on either side of the link in order to maintain adjacency. There are many scenarios in which this may not be desirable. This memo describes a technique to allow OSPF adjacency to be maintained with asymmetric values of the OSPF Dead interval.


Madhukar Anand
Hasmit Grover (
Abhay Roy (

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