Re: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ospf-ospfv3-update-04.txt

Acee Lindem <acee@CISCO.COM> Thu, 19 May 2005 16:21 UTC

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Most of the changes in this version are typographical. I also reference
the new OSPF IANA draft.

I'm still interested opinions with removing the prevention of flooding
unknown LSA types (with the U bit set to 1) into stub areas. I think this
is somewhat broken since the protection is non-deterministic. Stub/NSSA
areas only include area and link scoped LSAs anyway. So, in order for
there to be an unknown LSA type at least one router in the stub or NSSA
must understand it. I really don't see the point of trying to limit the 
size of
databases (and this will be somewhat arbitrary dependent on which routers
understand the LSA). As long as there is a spanning tree inside the 
area, all
routers will need to store the LSAs which some routers don't understand 
any way.

If we can reach concensus I'd indicate that this RFC 2740 stub/nssa 
restriction is no longer valid. Again, I'd reiterate that functional 
changes were
made to OSPFv2 in the RFC 1247->RFC 1583 -> RFC 2178 -> RFC 2328
protocol specification evolution.


Internet-Drafts@IETF.ORG wrote:

>A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
>This draft is a work item of the Open Shortest Path First IGP Working Group of the IETF.
>	Title		: OSPF for IPv6
>	Author(s)	: D. Ferguson, et al.
>	Filename	: draft-ietf-ospf-ospfv3-update-04.txt
>	Pages		: 95
>	Date		: 2005-5-16
>This document describes the modifications to OSPF to support version
>   6 of the Internet Protocol (IPv6).  The fundamental mechanisms of
>   OSPF (flooding, DR election, area support, SPF calculations, etc.)
>   remain unchanged.  However, some changes have been necessary, either
>   due to changes in protocol semantics between IPv4 and IPv6, or simply
>   to handle the increased address size of IPv6.
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