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The OSPF Address Resolution Advertisement Option

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ospf WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Rob Coltun , Dr. Juha Heinanen
Last updated 1998-03-16
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
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This document defines an optional extension to OSPF which enables routers to distribute IP to link-layer address resolution information An OSPF Address Resolution Advertisement (ARA) may include media- specific information such as a multipoint-to-point connection identifier along with the address resolution information to support media-specific functions. The ARA option can be used to support router-to-router inter-subnet shortcut architectures such as those described in [HEIN].


Rob Coltun
Dr. Juha Heinanen

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