[quagga-users 11309] Re: very newbish question regarding netwok discovery

Peter J. Holzer hjp+quagga at wsr.ac.at
Mon Jan 11 10:48:49 GMT 2010

On 2010-01-10 17:26:14 -0500, Christopher Barry wrote:
> Can anyone speak to the behavior of OSPF as a potential discovery
> protocol for the above scenario?

To speak OSPF you need an IP address, but you should be able to listen
to it without:

# tcpdump -e -vv -n proto ospf
11:41:14.360321 00:13:72:3b:e3:8e > 01:00:5e:00:00:05, ethertype IPv4 (0x0800), length 78: (tos 0xc0, ttl   1, id 59875, offset 0, flags [none], proto: OSPF (89), length: 64) > OSPFv2, Hello, length: 44
        Router-ID:, Area, Authentication Type: none (0)
        Options: [External]
          Hello Timer: 10s, Dead Timer 40s, Mask:, Priority: 1
          Designated Router

So here you have a router, which means the
network is

I'm not sure whether all hosts can receive all multicasts, though. You
may have to do something special to receive them.


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