Re: [OSPF] OSPF NBMA interface type

Acee Lindem <acee@lindem.com> Sat, 06 July 2013 18:31 UTC

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Subject: Re: [OSPF] OSPF NBMA interface type
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On Jul 6, 2013, at 2:24 PM, Russ White wrote:

> 
>> OSPF MANET is has its own interface type (or should I say types since we
>> have multiple experimental RFCs). They are all closer to P2MP than NBMA.
> 
> Yes, that's true --actually, I'd forgotten about the use of the P2MP type in
> the MANET space.
> 
>> There is a lot machinery to support NBMA adjacency formation and polling.
> If
>> we were ever to do OSPFv4, I think it would be on the table for
> deprecation.
> 
> Sure --if we're starting on a new protocol version, yes. Deprecating it in
> the current versions doesn't seem like it's worth the trouble (IMHO).

I agree. 

Thanks,
Acee 


> 
> :-)
> 
> Russ
>