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Open Shortest Path First IGP (OSPF) Charter


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Description of Working Group

The OSPF Working Group will develop and field-test an SPF-based Internal Gateway Protocol. The specification will be published and written in such a way so as to encourage multiple vendor implementations.

Goals and Milestones

Design the routing protocol, and write its specification.
Develop multiple implementations, and test against each other.
Obtain performance data for the protocol.
Make changes to the specification (if necessary) and publish the protocol as a Draft Standard RFC.
Gather operational experience with the OSPF protocol and submit the document as an informational RFC.

NOTE: The Internet-Draft(s) listed below may have been deleted since they are only good for six months.