RFC 8770 on Host Router Support for OSPFv2

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 8770

        Title:      Host Router Support for OSPFv2 
        Author:     K. Patel, 
                    P. Pillay-Esnault,
                    M. Bhardwaj,
                    S. Bayraktar
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2020
        Mailbox:    keyur@arrcus.com, 
        Pages:      8
        Updates:    RFC 6987

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ospf-ospfv2-hbit-12.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8770

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8770

The Open Shortest Path First Version 2 (OSPFv2) protocol does not
have a mechanism for a node to repel transit traffic if it is on the
shortest path.  This document defines a bit called the Host-bit
(H-bit). This bit enables a router to advertise that it is a
non-transit router.  This document also describes the changes needed
to support the H-bit in the domain.  In addition, this document
updates RFC 6987 to advertise Type 2 External and Not-So-Stubby Area
(NSSA) Link State Advertisements (LSAs) (RFC 3101) with a high cost
in order to repel traffic effectively.

This document is a product of the Link State Routing Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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