Monday, December 26, 2011

OSPF Type-2 Network-LSA

Type-2 Network-LSAs are originated from the DR on a broadcast or multi-access network (eg: Ethernet) to list all the routers that attached to the transit network. Type-2 LSAs are flooded within the originating area only. The Link-State ID of a Type-2 Network-LSA is the physical interface IP address of the DR that connects to the network and advertises the LSA.

OSPF Type-2 Network-LSA Format

Below lists the fields in the OSPF Type-2 Network-LSA:

Network Mask Indicates the subnet mask on the transit network.
Attached Router Lists the Router IDs of all routers on the multi-access network that have established FULL adjacency with the DR and the DR itself.

Below shows the Type-2 Network-LSA originated from RT2:
RT1#sh ip ospf database network

            OSPF Router with ID ( (Process ID 100)

                Net Link States (Area 0)

  Routing Bit Set on this LSA
  LS age: 91
  Options: (No TOS-capability, DC)
  LS Type: Network Links
  Link State ID: (address of Designated Router)
  Advertising Router:
  LS Seq Number: 80000001
  Checksum: 0xA29A
  Length: 32
  Network Mask: /24
        Attached Router:
        Attached Router:


Note: Type-2 Network-LSAs are not necessary be generated for LAN interfaces. Type-2 LSAs are generated only when necessary, which there is more than one router attached to the LAN.

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