In this chapter, we answer some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the OSPF protocol. Many of these questions have been raised on the OSPF Working Group’s mailing list. The questions that follow are roughly organized from general to specific.
Where can I get OSPF software?
The original freely available OSPF implementation was written by Rob Coltun when he was at the University of Maryland (UMD). That implementation was written in C for UNIX systems and for a long time was available via anonymous FTP over the Internet.
Although no longer available in its original form, the UMD OSPF implementation has since been incorporated into the GATED program. GATED was originally developed at Cornell University and is now maintained ...