Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Why Is OSPF not Using TCP?

A Network Artist sent me a long list of OSPF-related questions after watching the Routing Protocols section of our How Networks Really Work webinar. Starting with an easy one:

From historical perspective, any idea why OSPF guys invented their own transport protocol instead of just relying upon TCP?

I wasn’t there when OSPF was designed, but I have a few possible explanations. Let’s start with the what functionality should the transport protocol provide reasons:



source https://blog.ipspace.net/2020/11/ospf-not-using-tcp.html?utm_source=atom_feed

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