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Benchmarking Basic OSPF Single Router Control Plane Convergence (RFC4061)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000124446D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-21
Document File: 17 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

V. Manral: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document provides suggestions for measuring OSPF single router control plane convergence. Its initial emphasis is on the control plane of a single OSPF router. We do not address forwarding plane performance.

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Network Working Group                                          V. Manral
Request for Comments: 4061                                  SiNett Corp.
Category: Informational                                         R. White
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                               A. Shaikh
                                                    AT&T Labs (Research)
                                                              April 2005


    Benchmarking Basic OSPF Single Router Control Plane Convergence

Status of This Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

Abstract

   This document provides suggestions for measuring OSPF single router
   control plane convergence.  Its initial emphasis is on the control
   plane of a single OSPF router.  We do not address forwarding plane
   performance.

   NOTE: In this document, the word "convergence" relates to single
   router control plane convergence only.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction....................................................2
   2.  Specification of Requirements...................................2
   3.  Overview and Scope..............................................3
   4.  Reference Topologies............................................4
   5.  Basic Performance Tests.........................................5
       5.1.  Time Required to Process an LSA...........................5
       5.2.  Flooding Time.............................................6
       5.3.  Shortest Path First Computation Time......................6
   6.  Basic Intra-area OSPF Tests.....................................8
       6.1.  Forming Adjacencies on Point-to-Point Links
             (Initialization)..........................................9
       6.2.  Forming Adjacencies on Point-to-Point Links...............9
       6.3.  Forming Adjacencies with Information Already in the
             Database.................................................10
       6.4.  Designated Router Election Time on a Broadcast Network...11

Manral, et al.               Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4061                Basic OSPF Benchmarking               April 2005


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