OSPFv2 rfc 2328 reading instructions

The OSPF specification is much longer and more complex than the RIP specification. But OSPF is a much more complicated protocol thus requiring a more complex specification. Nevertheless it is still readable, some sections are excellent, while many sections tend to be too technical for this course.

In short, the first three sections are an overview, while the rest of the sections specify the protocol in more detail.

In general, most text describing NBMA (non-broadcast multi-access) and point-to-multipoint networks can be skipped.

The instructions are as follows: