Chapter 9

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

The following ICND1 exam topics are covered in this chapter:

  • IP Routing Technologies
    • Configure and verify OSPF (single area)
  • Benefit of single area
  • Configure OSPF v2
  • Router ID
  • Passive interface

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) is by far the most popular and important routing protocol in use today—so important, I’m devoting this entire chapter to it! Sticking with the same approach we’ve adhered to throughout this book, we’ll begin with the basics by completely familiarizing you with key OSPF terminology. Once we’ve covered that thoroughly, I’ll guide you through OSPF’s internal operation and then move on to tell you all about OSPF’s many advantages over RIP.

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