I have been involved with the world of networking from many directions. My experiences in education, network consulting, service provider support, and certification have shown me that there is a common thread that frustrates people in all of these arenas. That common thread is documentation. There are many factors that cause documentation to be frustrating but the most common are amount, clarity, and completeness. The amount of documentation available, especially in regards to OSPF, can be overwhelming. For a person who is beginning to learn OSPF, the question is, “Where do I begin?” There are very good books, RFCs, white papers, and command references available, but it is difficult to know where to start. The clarity of documentation ...

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