[rbridge] Choice of routing protocols
erik.nordmark at sun.com
Wed Feb 9 13:50:59 PST 2005
Pekka Savola wrote:
> I'd also like to consider using OSPF as a basis for the simple reason
> that it has been widely implemented by the same vendors we'd like to
> ship Rbridges. Those low-end router manufacturers don't implement
> IS-IS, so this would incur a steeper curve for implementation.
> However, as for IPv6 one would have to use OSPFv3 as a basis (and then
> one could use draft-ietf-ospf-af-alt-01.txt), not OSPFv2, this does not
> seem to be all that relevant consideration anymore because those low-end
> vendors don't implement OSPFv3 in any case.
> That said, the arguments below seem to indicate that using OSPF has some
> serious issues (mainly relating to IP address assignment) and IS-IS may
> be a better fit, with an automated NSAP address "generation".
> To avoid rehashing this discussion over and over again, these
> considerations should be nailed down in the charter or an internet-draft.
Excellent suggestion. Any volunteers for starting to capture this as an I-D?
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