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can ospf be used to connect multi ospf processes

my network contains 27 isolated networks each one of them is an ospf process


this process consist of area 0 and other 6 areas each area contains less

than 30 routers.

now I want to connect my 27 networks to a new network which consists of one

router to let the 27 networks access an application in the new network .

my question is :

may I use ospf to connect my 27 networks (27 ospf processes )to the new

network ?.

and if ospf is not suitable what is the best protocol to use?.

is there any limtation to the number of ospf processes that may be run on

one router ? may I run 27 processes in one router ?


Re: can ospf be used to connect multi ospf processes

Hypothetically you could have your router connected to lots of different networks (companys ?), all within area 0. Each network within it's own ospf process inside the shared router.

The different networks area 0 wouldn't be connected to each other.

In real life this isn't a good idea. Maybe a between two networks if you have problems with merging them, but 27 ?! don't think so...

My advise is that you find another solution.

BGP could be a way to go.

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