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From: "Jeffrey S. Young" <young () jsyoung net>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 08:12:18 +1000

On 12/08/2011, at 12:08 AM, CJ <cjinfantino () gmail com> wrote:

Awesome, I was thinking the same thing. Most experience is OSPF so it only
makes sense.

That is a good tip about OSPFv3 too. I will have to look more deeply into



On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 9:34 AM, jim deleskie <deleskie () gmail com> wrote:

Having run both on some good sized networks, I can tell you to run
what your ops folks know best.  We can debate all day the technical
merits of one v another, but end of day, it always comes down to your
most jr ops eng having to make a change at 2 am, you need to design
for this case, if your using OSPF today and they know OSPF I'd say
stick with it to reduce the chance of things blowing up at 2am when
someone tries to 'fix' something else.


On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 10:29 AM, William Cooper <wcooper02 () gmail com>
I'm totally in concurrence with Stephan's point.

Couple of things to consider: a) deciding to migrate to either ISIS or
OSPFv3 from another protocol is still migrating to a new protocol
and b) even in the case of migrating to OSPFv3, there are fairly
significant changes in behavior from OSPFv2 to be aware of (most
authentication, but that's fodder for another conversation).


This topic is a 'once a month' on NANOG, I'm sure we could check
the archives for some point-in-time research but  I'm curious to learn 
if anyone maintains statistics?

It would be interesting to see statistics on how many service providers run
either protocol.  IS-IS has, for some years, been the de facto choice for SP's
and as a result the vendor and standardisation community 'used to' develop
SP features more often for IS-IS.  IS-IS was, therefore, more 'mature' than OSPF
for SP's.  I wonder if this is still the case?  

For me, designing an IGP with IS-IS is much easier than it is with OSPF.  
Mesh groups are far easier to plan (more straightforward) easier to change
than OSPF areas.  As for junior noc staff touching much of anything to do
with an ISP's IGP at 2am, wake me up instead.


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