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Hiding Transit-only Networks in OSPF
draft-yang-ospf-hiding-01

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Yi Yang , Alvaro Retana , Abhay Roy
Last updated 2011-05-23
Replaced by RFC 6860
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-ospf-prefix-hiding
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:

Abstract

A transit-only network is defined as a network connecting routers only. In OSPF, transit-only networks are usually configured with routable IP addresses, which are advertised in LSAs but not needed for data traffic. In addition, remote attacks can be launched against routers by sending packets to these transit-only networks. This document presents a mechanism to hide transit-only networks to speed up network convergence and minimize remote attack vulnerability.

Authors

Yi Yang
Alvaro Retana
Abhay Roy

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