A description of what OSPF is intended to do in terms of being a
Link State Routing protocol and positioning of OSPF in the TCP/IP
Explanation of an Autonomous System map, Link State components,
Directed Graph, Routing Tables, An SPF Tree and Metrics.
The purpose of splitting the network into areas and how these areas
are designated. Also covered is the advertising of routing
information in and out of the areas, area graphs and area
How OSPF is started up. Definitions of routing protocol packets,
packet types, link state adverts and all associated data structures.
Explanation of Hello packets, Designated router selection,
adjacencies, flooding procedures and virtual links.
Calculations involving the routing table, the area SPF tree, next
hop, inter-area routes and AS external routes.
defining the IP encapsulation of OSPF, the OSPF packet header, the
Database Description packet, Link State packets and Advertisement
Specifies the constants and parameters that can be defined, the
obtainable statistics, logging messages and authentication