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OSPF Extensions for Advertising/Signaling Geo Location Information

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Acee Lindem , Naiming Shen , Enke Chen
Last updated 2018-04-21 (Latest revision 2017-10-18)
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This document specifies an OSPF Router Information (RI) TLV to advertise the current Geo Coordinates of the OSPF router. For Point- to-Point (P2P)) and Point-to-Multi-Point (P2MP) networks, the Geo Coordinates can be used to dynamically computing the cost to neighbors. This is useful both from the standpoint of auto- configuration and situations where the OSPF routers are moving. The Geo Coordinates are also useful for other applications such as Traffic Engineering (TE) and network management.


Acee Lindem
Naiming Shen
Enke Chen

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