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OSPF Reverse Metric

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Ketan Talaulikar , Peter Psenak , Hugh Johnston
Last updated 2018-09-02 (Latest revision 2018-03-01)
Replaced by draft-ketant-lsr-ospf-reverse-metric
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This document specifies the extensions to OSPF that enables a router to signal to its neighbor the metric that the neighbor should use towards itself using link-local advertisement between them. The signalling of this reverse metric, to be used on link(s) towards itself, allows a router to influence the amount of traffic flowing towards itself and in certain use-cases enables routers to maintain symmetric metric on both sides of a link between them.


Ketan Talaulikar
Peter Psenak
Hugh Johnston

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