OSPF: Anatomy of an Internet Routing Protocol

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Addison-Wesley Professional, 1998 - Computers - 339 pages
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Routing is what makes the Internet tick, and is one of the most significant networking technologies today. Part I of this book defines Internet routing in general, and discusses a variety of protocols in addition to OSPF. As an introduction to Internet routing, Moy describes both unicast and multicast routing protocols, along with the techniques to monitor and debug routing in a TCP/IP network. This will be very valuable to a large audience.

Part II then delves into the details of one particular routing protocol -- the OSPF protocol. This book provides a detailed description of OSPF (Open Shortest Path First), which was developed by the author. The book explains why OSPF was developed and how it greatly improves network efficiency. It will help engineers to be able to get a better understanding of how to efficiently implement algorithms used in OSPF. It provides a good understanding of how the protocol operates. Each chapter contains exercises to help readers with the subject. This book is unique as it is an up-to-date look at the important topic of routing -- plus it provides the most detail on OSPF available. OSPF is very widely deployed in the Internet, with OSPF implementations offered by virtually all router vendors.

  

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Contents

Internet Routing Overview
1
Internet Routing Protocols
27
The OSPF Protocol
41
OSPF Basics
71
OSPF Network Types
101
Hierarchical Routing in OSPF
119
OSPF Extensions
135
An OSPF FAQ
151
MOSPF
187
Configuration and Management
211
Debugging Routing Problems 243
242
Routing Protocol Comparisons
273
Multicast Routing Protocols
309
Bibliography
317
Index
331
Copyright

Internet Multicast Routing
169

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John T. Moy is a Senior Consulting Engineer at Ascend Communications. He is the author of the OSPF and MOSPF protocol specifications and currently chairs the OSPF and MOSPF Working Groups in the Internet Engineering Task Force. Mr. Moy has been involved in the design and development of router software for 15 years, currently at Ascend, and previously at Proteon and at Bolt Beranek and Newman. Mr. Moy holds a Master of Arts in Mathematics from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota.

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