We're Sorry, Full Content Access is for Members Only...

If you like to keep on reading, Become a Member Now! Here is why:

  • Learn any CCNA, CCNP and CCIE R&S Topic. Explained As Simple As Possible.
  • Try for Just $1. The Best Dollar You've Ever Spent on Your Cisco Career!
  • Full Access to our 644 Lessons. More Lessons Added Every Week!
  • Content created by Rene Molenaar (CCIE #41726)

492 Sign Ups in the last 30 days

satisfaction-guaranteed
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
You may cancel your monthly membership at any time.
No Questions Asked!

Tags: ,


Forum Replies

  1. Hi Lee,

    I don’t have a rhyme but there’s some logic to these OSPF network types:

    Only broadcast and non-broadcast require a DR/BDR election since OSPF sees these network types as “multi-access”. Everything with “point” in it is seen as a collection of point-to-point links so there is no DR/BDR election.

    Everything with “non-broadcast” requires you to configure neighbors since OSPF won’t be able to find them by itself.

    Only with point-to-point we use a subnet for each PVC, all other OSPF network types usually have a single IP subnet.

    Still some memorization to d

    ... Continue reading in our forum

  2. Hi, Rene

    I hope you are doing great.

    I have one question:

    - why are you using the command network in order to auto discover the neighbors If you are statically defining them with the command neighbors ?

    Have a great day.

  3. Hi Hussein,

    If you configure the neighbor command on the hub then the spoke routers will receive it and a neighbor adjacency will be formed.

    Rene

  4. Hi Rene,

    Nice article.

    But OSPF network types are still a confusing topic after going through your articles. Is it possible to simplify things with a single post where you can update the differences and purpose of different network types. ?

22 more replies! Ask a question or join the discussion by visiting our Community Forum