2.6.7 Open Shortest Path First IGP (ospf)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 67th IETF Meeting in San Diego, California USA. It may now be out-of-date.
In addition to this official charter maintained by the IETF Secretariat, there is additional information about this working group on the Web at:

       Additional OSPF Web Page

Last Modified: 2006-06-07


Acee Lindem <acee@cisco.com>
Rohit Dube <dube.rohit@gmail.com>

Routing Area Director(s):

Ross Callon <rcallon@juniper.net>
Bill Fenner <fenner@research.att.com>

Routing Area Advisor:

Bill Fenner <fenner@research.att.com>

Mailing Lists:

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Description of Working Group:

The OSPF Working develops and documents extensions and bug fixes to the
OSPF protocol, as well as documenting OSPF usage scenarios.
The specific protocol work items area listed in the Goals and
Milestones section below. Additional work items will require

Goals and Milestones:

Done  Gather operational experience with the OSPF protocol and submit the document as an Informational RFC.
Done  Develop multiple implementations, and test against each other.
Done  Design the routing protocol, and write its specification.
Done  Obtain performance data for the protocol.
Done  Make changes to the specification (if necessary) and publish the protocol as a Draft Standard RFC.
Done  Submit OSPF for IPv6 to IESG for consideration as a Standard.
Done  Update the OSPF NSSA option specified in RFC 1587 and submit to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard
Done  Develop Traffic Engineering extensions for OSPFv2 and submit it to the IESG as a Proposed Standard
Done  Submit to IESG a document which updates RFC 1793 allowing detection of demand circuit neighbors whose OSPF process has exited.
Done  Submit to IESG a BCP advocating that OSPF LSA refreshes be spread out over time
Done  Develop a hitless restart mechanism for OSPF and submit it to the IESG as a Proposed Standard.
Done  Document Alternative ABR implementations and submit ti IESG as an Informational RFC
Nov 2003  Develop OSPF for IPv6 MIB and submit to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
Nov 2003  Extend the hitless restart mechanism to OSPFv3 and submit it to the IESG as a Proposed Standard
Nov 2003  Develop Traffic Engineering extensions for OSPFv3 and submit it to the IESG as a Proposed Standard.
Nov 2003  Submit to IESG a BCP advocating that OSPF Hellos be given preference over other OSPF control traffic.
Nov 2003  Update OSPFv2 MIB and submit to IESG as a Standard, replacing RFC 1850
Nov 2003  Specify IPSEC usage with OSPFv3 and submit to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard


  • draft-ietf-ospf-ospfv3-mib-11.txt
  • draft-ietf-ospf-mib-update-11.txt
  • draft-ietf-ospf-lls-01.txt
  • draft-ietf-ospf-ospfv3-traffic-07.txt
  • draft-ietf-ospf-cap-09.txt
  • draft-ietf-ospf-af-alt-04.txt
  • draft-ietf-ospf-multi-area-adj-06.txt
  • draft-ietf-ospf-te-node-addr-03.txt
  • draft-ietf-ospf-mt-06.txt
  • draft-ietf-ospf-ospfv3-graceful-restart-04.txt
  • draft-ietf-ospf-ospfv3-update-11.txt
  • draft-ietf-ospf-iana-01.txt

    Request For Comments:

    RFC1131 PS OSPF specification
    RFC1245 I OSPF Protocol Analysis
    RFC1246 I Experience with the OSPF Protocol
    RFC1247 DS OSPF Version 2
    RFC1248 PS OSPF Version 2 Management Information Base
    RFC1252 PS OSPF Version 2 Management Information Base
    RFC1253 PS OSPF Version 2 Management Information Base
    RFC1583 DS OSPF Version 2
    RFC1586 I Guidelines for Running OSPF Over Frame Relay Networks
    RFC1587 PS The OSPF NSSA Option
    RFC1765 E OSPF Database Overflow
    RFC1793 PS Extending OSPF to Support Demand Circuits
    RFC1850 DS OSPF Version 2 Management Information Base
    RFC2096 PS IP Forwarding Table MIB
    RFC2178 DS OSPF Version 2
    RFC2328 Standard OSPF Version 2
    RFC2329 I OSPF Standardization Report
    RFC2370 PS The OSPF Opaque LSA Option
    RFC2740 PS OSPF for IPv6
    RFC2844 E OSPF over ATM and Proxy PAR
    RFC3101 PS The OSPF Not-So-Stubby Area (NSSA) Option
    RFC3137 I OSPF Stub Router Advertisement
    RFC3509 I Alternative Implementations of OSPF Area Border Routers
    RFC3623 Standard Graceful OSPF Restart
    RFC3630 PS Traffic Engineering (TE) Extensions to OSPF Version 2
    RFC3883 Standard Detecting Inactive Neighbors over OSPF Demand Circuits
    RFC4136 I OSPF Refresh and Flooding Reduction in Stable Topologies
    RFC4167 I Graceful OSPF Restart Implementation Report
    RFC4222 BCP Prioritized Treatment of Specific OSPF Version 2 Packets and Congestion Avoidance
    RFC4552 PS Authentication/Confidentiality for OSPFv3
    RFC4576 PS Using a Link State Advertisement (LSA) Options Bit to Prevent Looping in BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

    Meeting Minutes


    Document Status
    OSPFv2 Authentication Enhancements
    OSPFv2 Authentication Requirements
    Opaque LSA (RFC 2370) Respin
    OSPF MPR Simulation Results
    OSPF MANET Experimental Track
    OSPF MANET Design Team Retrospective
    OSPF Review Previous Drafts