OSPFv3 Authentication

Mohacsi Janos mohacsi at niif.hu
Tue Sep 28 13:15:25 UTC 2010

On Tue, 28 Sep 2010, Venkatesh Sriram wrote:

> While I have used MD5 with OSPFv2, I never used authentication with
> OSPFv3 since IPsec is (a) not available on all platforms (or/and
> requires a special license) and (b) requires too much of coordination
> with other folks to bring it up. I know operators who use
> authentication with ISIS for v6, but very little auth for
> OSPFv3.Obviously, you'll find an equal number that enthusiastically
> use auth with OSPFv3, so really there isnt any one right answer.

Dear Sriram,
 	Can you list/name the platforms does not support IPsec for OSPFv3 
without special license? e.g. to avoid such a platform....
 	Best Regards,

> Sriram
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 5:33 AM, Manav Bhatia <manavbhatia at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am doing a survey and was interested in knowing if network operators
>> are using OSPFv3 with authentication [RFC 4552] turned on? I know that
>> most providers turn on authentication with OSPFv2, but given that
>> OSPFv3 needs IPsec integration and can thus get little cumbersome to
>> configure, wanted to understand if a similar % of folks also turn on
>> authentication for OSPFv3?
>> You can unicast me your responses (if you dont wish to share it on the
>> list) and i will collate all data and post a summary on the list.
>> Cheers, Manav

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