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OSPF: A Network Routing Protocol by Phani Raj Tadimety

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CHAPTER 19

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An Enterprise Network — Convergence of Data

In small towns, news travels at the speed of boredom.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Using the example of the organization-wide network detailed in Chapter 12, we can observe how changes in the topology of one part of a network results in a cascade of information to all other parts of the network, which then culminates in a resynchronization of the Link State databases of all the routers in the network. But let’s take a closer look at how that synchronization is achieved.

The Synchronization of Routers

Using the Chapter 12 organizational network as our basis, let’s see how long it takes for the router ...

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