Extensions to OSPF for Advertising Optional Router Capabilities

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual in gen area)
Authors Acee Lindem  , Naiming Shen  , Rahul Aggarwal  , Scott Shaffer  , Vasseur Jp 
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It is useful for routers in an OSPF routing domain to know the capabilities of their neighbors and other routers in the OSPF routing domain. This draft proposes extensions to OSPF for advertising optional router capabilities. A new Router Information opaque LSA is proposed for this purpose.


Acee Lindem (acee.lindem@ericsson.com)
Naiming Shen (naiming@cisco.com)
Rahul Aggarwal (raggarwa_1@yahoo.com)
Scott Shaffer (sshaffer@genuity.com)
Vasseur Jp (jpv@cisco.com)

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