OSPF Area’s Explained

Introduction In OSPF, a single autonomous system (AS) can be divided into smaller groups called areas. This reduces the number of link-state advertisements (LSAs) and other OSPF overhead traffic sent on the network, and it reduces the size of the topology database that each router must maintain. The routing devices…

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The OSPF Adjacency Process

Introduction In order for OSPF-enabled routers to exchange information, they must form an adjacency (relationship) with their neighbor. Within this article, we will look at the process and various steps involved. Relationship Requirements Before the OSPF router even starts to try and form an adjacency, OSPF must know/determine the…

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