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Title : OSPF Restart Signaling
Author(s) : A. Zinin, A. Roy, L. Nguyen
Filename : draft-nguyen-ospf-restart-02.txt
Pages : 4
Date : 2003-4-3
OSPF is a link-state intra-domain routing protocol used in IP
networks. Routers find new and detect unreachable neighbors via Hello
subprotocol. Hello OSPF packets are also used to ensure two-way
connectivity within time. When a router restarts its OSPF software,
it may not know its neighbors. If such a router sends a hello packet
on an interface, its neighbors are going to reset the adjacency,
which may not be desirable in certain conditions. This memo
describes a vendor specific mechanism that allows OSPF routers to
inform their neighbors about the restart process. Note that this
mechanism requires support from neighboring routers.
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