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Re: OSPFv3 Applications Support
From: Kunihiro Ishiguro (kunihiroIPINFUSION.COM)
Date: Sun Mar 16 2003 - 22:42:41 CST
>In my opinion, it is an even smaller change to remove the extra
>level of hierarchy for applications using OSPFv2 opaque LSAs. Why
>have the extra type when we can simply assign a LSA type for
>TE LSAs, grace LSAs or foo LSAs? It seems much like a much more
>natural classification to me. It is much more likely that I'm going
>to want to process all the LSAs for a given application than
>all my opaque LSAs.
>I also feel that whether or not OSPFv3 will eventually be used
>for carrying IPv4 prefixes is a completely independent issue
>(othrogonal in IETF-speak ;^).
Yes. It is independent issue. But when we support it, we will define
new LS type. If we carry IPv4 prefix in OSPFv3 with OSPFv2 Opaque LSA
format....that will be nightmare...