Distant OSPF neighbors

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Jun 30th, 2009
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I have two routers connected via VSAT, and between then there is many hops of the VSAT equipments that block OSPF hellos.


I have the solution to use tunnels, is there any other way to specify the IP of the neighbor?


Regards,

Omar

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omar.elmohri Tue, 06/30/2009 - 06:46
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In NBMA, I can specify the neighbor command, is this sufficient?

omar.elmohri Tue, 06/30/2009 - 07:42
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Not exactly, I want to avoid using the GRE tunnel. and make adjacencies with distant routers.

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AKAIK - that is not possible. If you are passing from 1 network to another via an IP network in the middle, you will have to encapsulate the multicast hello's. or if the IP network in the middle is already running OSPF - then create a virtual link and piggy back it.

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