[quagga-users 11313] Re: very newbish question regarding netwok discovery

Christopher Barry christopher.barry at rackwareinc.com
Mon Jan 11 15:42:48 GMT 2010


On Mon, 2010-01-11 at 10:34 -0500, Christopher Barry wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-01-11 at 03:18 -0500, Alexis Rosen wrote:
> > On Jan 10, 2010, at 5:26 PM, Christopher Barry wrote:
> > > Can anyone speak to the behavior of OSPF as a potential discovery
> > > protocol for the above scenario? I have already fully investigated  
> > > arp,
> > > and found it non-workable for my use case, and while my current
> > > algorithm does somewhat function, it's not without it's warts and
> > > burdens, and I'm in search of something better.
> > 
> > While you might make something work, occasionally, as one of a large  
> > number of techniques to try, there's zero chance that this will be a  
> > good general technique: Many networks don't use OSPF, and of those  
> > that do, most will be configured to not talk OSPF to random hosts on  
> > the net, just existing routers.
> > 
> > /a
> > 
> 


Ahh! Nice to know :) I had not considered that. Would the sniffing of
hello packets per Peter's suggestion be affected by this? Are these
broadcasted to the subnet, or are they often directed explicitly to
other routers?
 
Thanks,
-Christopher
 
 



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