Live eTutorial: OSPF Operations

15:00 - 02 February 2021
18:30 - 02 February 2021
Time shown in UTC +10:00

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OSPF is a widely used IGP (interior gateway protocol) in both enterprise and service provider networks.

This tutorial will include theory and hands-on lab exercises and will cover how link state protocols work in general, the different LSA types in OSPF, OSPF neighbor relationship, and OSPF best path selection. We will also discuss best practices around what routing information should be carried in OSPF.


This online tutorial is fee-free.

Target audience

Technical folks who are building or operating a service provider or enterprise network.


It is assumed that participants have a basic understanding of network operations, Internet technologies, OSI reference model, TCP/IP and how to use a router command line interface.

We recommend the following Academy course be completed before the start of the tutorial:

Course outline

  • Shortest Path First logic
  • LSA types and LSDB
  • Neighbour discovery
  • Link State operation
  • OSPF hierarchy/scaling

Other requirements

Participants are advised to bring their own laptop computers with high-speed Wi-Fi (802.11a/g/n/ac) and administrative access to system.

Software: SSH Client, Telnet Client

Confirm Secure SHell (SSH) is allowed from the office or home network to access the lab infrastructure? Test ssh connectivity, try to connect to route-views.oregon-ix.net. For example from the CLI type: ssh rviews@route-views.oregon-ix.net

Local Contact

APNIC Training
Email: training@apnic.net