Dynamic Hostname Exchange Mechanism for OSPF

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Authors Subbaiah Venkata  , Sanjay  , Carlos Pignataro  , Danny McPherson 
Last updated 2012-10-22 (latest revision 2008-01-29)
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Currently, there does not exist a simple and dynamic mechanism for routers running OSPF to learn about symbolic hostnames just like for routers running IS-IS. This document defines a new OSPF Router Information (RI) TLV which allows the OSPF routers to flood their hostname-to-Router ID mapping information across the OSPF network. This mechanism is applicable to both OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.


Subbaiah Venkata (svenkata@google.com)
Sanjay (sharwani@cisco.com)
Carlos Pignataro (cpignata@cisco.com)
Danny McPherson (danny@arbor.net)

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