Re: draft-ietf-ospf-ospfv3-auth-04.txt

Abhay Roy <akr@CISCO.COM> Tue, 06 July 2004 05:34 UTC

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From: Abhay Roy <akr@CISCO.COM>
Subject: Re: draft-ietf-ospf-ospfv3-auth-04.txt
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On 07/05/04-0500 at 2:19pm, Mukesh.Gupta@NOKIA.COM writes:

> Hi Vishwas,
>
> Thanks for the comments.  Please see my comments inline..
>
> > 1. I am not sure we should have a statement which says OSPFv3
> > is only for IPv6.
> > "As OSPFv2 is only for IPv4 and OSPFv3 is only for IPv6,
> > the distinction between the packets can be easily made by
> > IP version. "
>
> Do you have a replacement statement that you would prefer ?
> As the IP protocol type value for OSPF and OSPFv3 is same,
> we have to depend upon the IP version to separate OSPF and
> OSPFv3 packets.

Just FYI, we can run OSPFv3 using IPv4 transport (see section 9 of
draft-mirtorabi-ospfv3-af-alt-01.txt). In which case the demux
will be based on OSPF protocol version.

Regards,
-Roy-