The OSPF Opaque LSA Option
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, ospf mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ospf chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'The OSPF Opaque LSA Option' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'The OSPF Opaque LSA Option ' <draft-ietf-ospf-rfc2370bis-06.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Open Shortest Path First IGP Working Group. The IESG contact persons are David Ward and Ross Callon. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ospf-rfc2370bis-06.txt
Technical Summary This document defines enhancements to the OSPF protocol to support a new class of link-state advertisements (LSA) called Opaque LSAs. Opaque LSAs provide a generalized mechanism to allow for the future extensibility of OSPF. Opaque LSAs consist of a standard LSA header followed by application-specific information. The information field may be used directly by OSPF or by other applications. Standard OSPF link-state database flooding mechanisms are used to distribute Opaque LSAs to all or some limited portion of the OSPF topology. This document replaces RFC 2370 and adds to it a mechanism to enable an OSPF router to validate AS-scope opaque LSAs originated outside of the router's OSPF area. Working Group Summary No dissent reported (see PROTO writeup by Acee Linden). This document provides clarifications to RFC2370, with the one technical change (see immediate paragraph above) having been discussed in the WG. Document Quality 2370 is widely implemented and deployed and in use. Personnel Acee Lindem is document shepherd. Dave Ward is responsible AD. IANA issues are unchanged from 2370.