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Authorized Self-Study Guide Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI), Third Edition by Catherine Paquet, Diane Teare

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Chapter 4. Configuring the Open Shortest Path First Protocol

This chapter introduces the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol. It covers the following topics:

This chapter examines the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol, which is one of the most commonly used interior gateway protocols in IP networking. OSPF is an open-standard protocol based primarily on Requests For Comments (RFC) 2328. OSPF is a fairly complex protocol made up of several protocol handshakes, database advertisements, and packet types. This chapter also describes basic configuration of OSPF, in both single and multiple areas, and explores OSPF configuration over specific network ...

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