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OSPF Version 2 as the Customer Edge/Customer Protocol for BGP/MPLS IP VPNs

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author David Freedman
Last updated 2013-01-16 (Latest revision 2012-07-15)
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RFC4577 (OSPF as the Provider/Customer Edge Protocol for BGP/MPLS IP VPNs) proposes a mechanism for the use of the Open Shortest Path First V2 ("OSPF", RFC2328) protocol between the Provider Edge ("PE") and Customer Edge ("CE") routers within a BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Network ("IPVPN", RFC4364). The standard provides for use of such a provider VPN to join discontiguous locations together, preserving the OSPF area and domain behaviour. This document describes a technique for utilising the same, IPVPN network infrastructure without the requirement to enable the OSPF protocol on the PE/CE interface and thus relieve the PE router of OSPF duties.


David Freedman

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