6.2. OSPF

As with any new protocol or feature, a bunch of new terms and acronyms can make learning difficult. This is why when I teach a class of new students I start with good study techniques. One of the first things that I suggest is to make a vocabulary list or flash cards. Because there are so many terms in OSPF, I am giving you a couple of lists of OSPF terms in Table 6.1 and Table 6.2.

Table 6.1. OSPF Terms
TermDescription
LinkIn OSPF, a link is considered an interface. Everything in OSPF is configured and thought about from the interface level.
StateState is defined by the physical condition of the interface. All updates and information are sent out based on this condition.
NeighborAn OSPF neighbor router is a router that is connected to ...

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