As usual, OSPFv3 follows OSPFv2’s conventions for how neighbors do their work as well. OSPFv3 uses many of the same protocol message names, neighbor states, and concepts from the processes to form neighbor relationships and exchange the link-state database (LSDB). This next topic looks at some samples of the process, and more important, looks at the number one place to look for OSPF problems: issues that prevent routers from becoming neighbors.
Verifying OSPFv3 Neighbors
Next, Example 17-8 shows some similarities between OSPFv3 and OSPFv2 message names and neighbor states. When reading through the debug output in the example, do not worry about all the detail; instead, focus on the highlighted portions. The highlights list some ...