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OSPF Areas Considered Harmful

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Mikkel Thorup
Last updated 2003-04-23
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We point out that forcing an area decomposition onto an IP backbone can easily have a detrimental effect on the routing and lead to a substantial increase of information to be flooded in connection with link-failures.


Mikkel Thorup

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