OSPF - INTRODUCTION

Introduction to Link State protocols and how they compare with distance vector, general overview on the OSPF routing protocol, its performance, metric and the mechanisms that allows OSPF to scale

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Open shortest path first
RFC 2328 - OSPF Version 2
Link-State Protocol
Uses Dijkstra algorithm
Uses the concept of areas
The metric (cost) is arbitrary  
Establishes adjacencies with neighbors
Uses it's own transport protocol (IP protocol 89)
Messages are sent to multicast: 224.0.0.5 (ALL) / 224.0.0.6 (DR)

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