OSPF vs IS-IS vs PrivateAS eBGP

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Thu Aug 20 21:29:26 CDT 2009

Clue Store wrote:
> I couldn't agree more. Most of my staff are still under the impression in
> Cisco land that the "network" statement injects that
> network into OSPF, when it simply turns on OSPF for the interfaces that are
> in that network. I'm really glad to see Cisco that made this change in
> OSPFv3 for v6.

Cisco legacy commands make it hard on those learning fresh. I still get 
annoyed when I can't use CIDR notation in a config statement. I think, 
if nothing else, v6 is giving Cisco a fresh start at reimplementing some 

After dealing with Juniper awhile, I shifted some policies to mirror 
Juniper's method of doing things. At least that sorted out some 
confusion for others in the routers. Sadly, Cisco specific shortcuts 
still look cleaner and easier to manage in the config, but they also 
require more thought and understanding of what is going on.


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