There are three types of OSPF authentication. Type 1 - no authentication Type 2 - clear text Type 3 - cryptographic (MD5 or SHA) Lets explore each type in a lot more detail and then look at the … [Read more...] about OSPF Authentication Types – Part 1
You may have heard that you should not run OSPF over DMVPN but do you actually know why? There is actually no technical reason why you cannot run OSPF over DMVPN but it does not scale very well. So … [Read more...] about Should you run OSPF over DMVPN?
Just a quick post to point you all over to a fantastic resource on How to Read and Understand the OSPF Database Written by Alfred Lumbis who I believe is a Cisco employee it goes through step by … [Read more...] about How to read and understand the OSPF Database
Following a recommendation from Brian Dennis on a recent INE Vseminar. I decided to purchase a book every network engineer should read. OSPF Anatomy of an Internet Routing Protocol by John T Moy, the … [Read more...] about OSPF Anatomy of an Internet Routing Protocol
Whilst reading the RFC for OSPFv2 - RFC 2328 I noticed an interesting sentence in section 10.5 about Receiving Hello Packets. The generic input processing of OSPF packets will have checked the … [Read more...] about CCIE Troubleshooting OSPF Hello Mismatch
How does OSPF work out the interface cost? By default the ospf cost calculation is based on a reference bandwidth of 100Mb The calculation is Reference BW / Configured BW So for a 100Mb interface … [Read more...] about OSPF cost calculation
This post will explain the Cisco OSPF LSA Types hopefully in an easy to understand format. These are my study notes for the CCIE R&S Lab exam. The main LSA types are: LSA type 1 … [Read more...] about OSPF LSA Types Cisco for IPv4 Explained