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OSPF Multi-Instance Extensions

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Acee Lindem , Abhay Roy , Sina Mirtorabi
Last updated 2012-10-19 (Latest revision 2008-09-21)
Replaced by RFC 6549
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OSPFv3 includes a mechanism for supporting multiple instances on the same link. OSPFv2 could benefit from such a mechanism in order to support multiple routing domains on the same subnet. The OSPFv2 instance ID is reserved for support of separate OSPFv2 protocol instances. This is different from OSPFv3 where it could be used for other purposes such as putting the same link in multiple areas. OSPFv2 supports this capability using a separate subnet or the OSPF multi-area adjacency capability.


Acee Lindem
Abhay Roy
Sina Mirtorabi

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