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.
|Link||In OSPF, a link is considered an interface. Everything in OSPF is configured and thought about from the interface level.|
|State||State is defined by the physical condition of the interface. All updates and information are sent out based on this condition.|
|Neighbor||An OSPF neighbor router is a router that is connected to ...|