OSPF v1 or V2?

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Sep 1st, 2010

Hi All,

Been looking for a comparison between OSPF v1 and v2, most websites only talk about OSVP v2 and v3 and the IPv4 and IPv6 conversation but I'm wondering what the difference is between OSPF v1 and v2 is? I don't want to shell out for IP services if OSPF v1 on IP Base will do the job.

Essentially I have a very simple network with a data centre at one end and a client site at the other and I want to run OSPF between them, would V1 be up to the job?

Thanks!

J

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Correct Answer by Paolo Bevilacqua about 6 years 3 months ago

OSPF v1 is so old that nobody remembers about it,. and is not supported by anybody, if ever it was.

Please note without being offended, if you are the end user, it is recommendable you leave network design and implementation to a reputabler consultant, or certified Cisco partner.

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Paolo Bevilacqua Wed, 09/01/2010 - 03:33

OSPF v1 is so old that nobody remembers about it,. and is not supported by anybody, if ever it was.

Please note without being offended, if you are the end user, it is recommendable you leave network design and implementation to a reputabler consultant, or certified Cisco partner.

jbritton1875 Wed, 09/01/2010 - 03:53

Thank you for your answer.

Not sure of the relevance of your last comment as I'm actually CCNA qualified and most of the way through my CCNP. I'd simply never come across OSPF v1 and only ever dealt with V2 or V3. I also have a responsibility to ensure the designs I implement are cost effective so if OSPF v1 would do the job I need to 100% be able to justify the choice for V2 and therefore the extra expense for the IP Services feature set!

Paolo Bevilacqua Wed, 09/01/2010 - 04:45

Very good that you are certified.

Of course, nobody is expected  to know all the historic details about protocols to make them work.

Thank you for the nice rating and good luck!

Tharak Abraham Wed, 09/01/2010 - 12:13

Jonathan,

First of all i really doubt whether v1 implementation ever existed !

FYI ...V1 and V2 will not interoperate.

The initial RFC just had some specification and there are loads of difference between them starting from the support of stub area.

If you are really interested:-

Check the appendix F of http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1247.html

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