Chapter 17. OSPFv3

This chapter provides information and commands concerning the following topics:

Enabling OSPF for IPv6 on an interface

Enabling an OSPF for IPv6 area range

Enabling an IPv4 router ID for OSPFv3

Forcing an SPF calculation


For an excellent overview of IPv6, I strongly recommend you read Rick Graziani’s book from Cisco Press: IPv6 Fundamentals: A Straightforward Approach to Understanding IPv6.

IPv6 and OSPFv3

Working with IPv6 requires modifications to any dynamic protocol. The current version of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), OSPFv2, was developed back in the late 1980s, when some parts of OSPF were designed to compensate for the inefficiencies of routers at that time. Now that router technology has dramatically ...

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