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OSPFv3 Autoconfiguration (RFC7503) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241225D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Apr-07
Document File: 30 page(s) / 34K

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A. Lindem: AUTHOR [+2]


OSPFv3 [OSPFV3] is a candidate for deployments in environments where autoconfiguration is a requirement. This document describes extensions to OSPFv3 to enable it to operate in these environments. In this mode of operation, the protocol is largely unchanged from the base OSPFv3 protocol specification [OSPFV3]. Since the goals of autoconfiguration and security can be conflicting, operators and network administrators should carefully consider their security requirements before deploying the solution described in this document. Refer to Section 8 for more information.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         A. Lindem Request for Comments: 7503                                 Cisco Systems Updates: 5340                                                   J. Arkko Category: Standards Track                                       Ericsson ISSN: 2070-1721                                               April 2015

                         OSPFv3 Autoconfiguration


   OSPFv3 is a candidate for deployments in environments where    autoconfiguration is a requirement.  One such environment is the IPv6    home network where users expect to simply plug in a router and have    it automatically use OSPFv3 for intra-domain routing.  This document    describes the necessary mechanisms for OSPFv3 to be self-configuring.    This document updates RFC 5340 by relaxing the HelloInterval/    RouterDeadInterval checking during OSPFv3 adjacency formation and    adding hysteresis to the update of self-originated Link State    Advertisements (LSAs).

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Lindem & Arkko               Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7503                OSPFv3 Autoconfiguration              April 2015

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     1.1.  Requirements Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   2.  OSPFv3 Default Configur...